Mary E. Toscano is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation, Business Crimes, and
Corporate Internal Investigations Practice Groups. An experienced litigator, she concentrates her practice on defending
individuals and companies who are the focus of white collar criminal
investigations and RICO actions. Her experience includes all aspects of
litigation including, investigation, pre-trial motions, plea-negotiations,
trial and post-trial proceedings. She has tried multiple cases to verdict.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Toscano
served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District
of New Jersey, where she was the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Her diverse caseload included white collar crimes, tax
fraud, wire and mail fraud, money laundering and complex RICO matters, among
others. During her tenure as an
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ms. Toscano held a number of other supervisory roles, including supervising the unit in which new Assistant U.S.
Attorneys were trained to be federal prosecutors in the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Toscano received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Management
in 2020 and the Honorable Patty Shwartz Leadership Award in 2018. In October 2019, Mayor Ras Baraka recognized
Ms. Toscano for her impact on the City of Newark by making it a safer community
through the reduction of violent crime.
Previously, Ms. Toscano served as an
Honors Program trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and an
appellate court attorney in the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme