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Mark S. Olinsky Receives 2019 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award

October 23, 2019

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce that Mark S. Olinsky was selected by the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law to receive a 2019 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award.  Professionalism Awards are given annually to lawyers from bar associations across New Jersey who set a positive example for others in the profession by their exemplary conduct, competence, diligence and demeanor.  The award ceremony took place today at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey.

Mr. Olinsky, a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, has been a civil and criminal trial lawyer for more than thirty years. He served as a federal prosecutor in the Office of U.S. Attorney Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and is Past President of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. Mr. Olinsky’s diverse case load includes complex business disputes, health care and ANDA litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. His courtroom experience includes many jury and bench trials, arbitrations and appeals, and his expertise includes defense of federal and state RICO actions.

He has conducted numerous corporate internal investigations and has represented both individuals and corporations in a wide variety of government investigations, particularly in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. He has successfully represented large health care systems and high-level executives in recent investigations involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and other federal health care statutes and regulations.

Mr. Olinsky is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University.