Patrick M. Mincey

Patrick M. Mincey

Patrick Mincey is a trial lawyer, trusted advisor in public relations crises, and counselor to any situation.

Worldwide, Patrick defends prominent clients in high-stakes investigations and disputes. He also represents whistleblowers in government referral programs that provide financial awards for exposing fraud and corruption.

Global Investigations & Government Prosecutions

Patrick has represented clients in prosecutions and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the SEC, OFAC, EPA, FDA, IRS, USPS, CFTC, FinCEN, Departments of State, Homeland Security, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, the National Security Council, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, numerous Offices of Inspectors General, U.K. Serious Fraud Office, U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, U.S. bank and financial regulators, and their international counterparts on six different continents.

Patrick has extensive experience in numerous cases where criminal and civil exposure reaches billions of dollars, and he is routinely involved in prosecutions where individuals face decades of imprisonment. His clients include a diverse group of professionals and C-suite executives, international conglomerates, private and Fortune 100 companies, securities and real estate brokerages, accounting, investment advisors and law firms, national politicians, and political campaigns. His clients operate in disparate industries, ranging from international finance and tech to defense, energy, media, agriculture, real estate development, health care, insurance, and education.

Qui Tam Relators & Whistleblowers

Patrick represents select qui tam relators and other whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower, FinCEN / Anti-Money Laundering Act, and related federal programs. While many whistleblower matters remain confidential or under seal, his high-profile whistleblower matters include separate multi-billion dollar matters involving two candidates for President of the United States: Donald J. Trump and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Complex Business Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement

Patrick advises professionals, boards, and companies in disputes concerning international finance and securities fraud, the False Claims Act, Anti-Money Laundering Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Sherman Act, Stark Law / Anti-Kickback and health care compliance, antitrust, environmental regulation, sanctions, cryptocurrency and digital assets, class actions, financial and sexual employment misconduct, RICO, qui tam relators and government whistleblowers, cyber security and data breaches, unfair and deceptive business practices, trade secrets, and economic espionage.

The Media & Crisis Management

Patrick understands that businesses operate in an environment where public judgment will be rendered long before a court room verdict. In crisis, existential business decisions vital to survival must be reached based on imperfect information. He and his colleagues are the confident, calm hand at the helm because they have spent their careers guiding individuals, organizations, and public officials through public relations crises.

Because his cases typically involve bet-the-company litigation, high-profile individuals, extremely significant financial exposure and/or the prospect of lengthy prison sentences, they have been reported on in numerous languages by major news outlets in the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.

Patrick is proud many of his most difficult cases have remained confidential by keeping them out of public reporting. Because that is not always possible, he maintains close personal relationships with international media personnel and routinely helps manage communications strategies to reassure clients’ standing in the business community.

Outside the Courtroom & Boardroom

Patrick studied at the London School of Economics and New York University’s Paris Campus. He is fluent in French and a fourth-generation trial lawyer to attend law school at Mercer University.

Patrick is a frequently invited speaker before international audiences on issues concerning U.S. whistleblower programs and international money laundering.

*Patrick Mincey is not yet a member of the DC Bar; his application for admission is pending. His practice is currently limited to matters before federal courts and agencies.

Representative matters

  • Representation of Truth Social Whistleblower Will Wilkerson, co-founder of Trump Media & Technology Group which owns and operates Donald J. Trump’s social media platform Truth Social in federal investigation into alleged securities fraud and suspicious loans from a “porn friendly” Caribbean bank with ties to Kremlin allies of Vladimir Putin.
  • Representation of Morgan Stanley Whistleblower Mark Coffey, former registered investment advisory chief compliance officer who exposed international conspiracy led by Venezuela’s Oil Minister and United Nations Ambassador to launder $2 billion from Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) through major U.S. financial firms.
  • Representation of international audit firm in multi-billion dollar prosecution for alleged money laundering by insurance company executives through Malta, with parallel enforcement proceedings by SEC and public corruption prosecution of former United States Congressman for attempted bribery of North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner.
  • In Western District of Pennsylvania, obtained probationary sentence and return of more than $3,000,000 seized by DOJ for owner of dietary supplement firm in Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act in case concerning supplements imported from southeast Asia and China.
  • Representation concerning investigation into American organization allegedly facilitating illicit Latin American gold mining, Turkish cryptocurrency exchange and Russian-backed weapons smuggling and narcotrafficking operations through the African Maghreb.
  • Representation concerning investigation into international money-launder-for hire network allegedly facilitating funding for narcotrafficking of cocaine precursor chemicals from China and Cameroon to Latin America.
  • In multijurisdictional federal and state investigation concerning alleged securities and tax fraud, representation of Chief Executive Officer for renewable energy biogas company operating in United States and Ukraine.
  • Obtained dismissal of federal and state claims against American lawyer arising from defense contractor’s scheme to smuggle firearms and ammunitions arsenal through United Kingdom to cargo vessels off Somalia and Horn of Africa for U.S. Department of Defense anti-piracy missions defending cargo ships.
  • In United Kingdom, representation of world-renowned photographer David Alan Harvey in #MeToo investigation at Magnum Photos.
  • In multijurisdictional criminal prosecution in Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Louisiana and Eastern District of North Carolina, representation of Singaporean cargo vessel owner in environmental crimes prosecution for alleged use of “magic pipe” on oily water separator.
  • Representation of Colorado software firm in multi-million dollar federal securities fraud prosecution and FCPA investigation of contract procurement for Somali refugee camps constructed in Kenya resulting in no charges filed.
  • In Southern District of Texas, representation of highline automotive dealer in Department of Commerce investigation into its Chinese exporting practices resulting in no charges filed.
  • In District of North Dakota, representation of two American physicians in international fentanyl trafficking conspiracy involving illicit manufacturers from China operating through Canada; case was first instance of United States government prosecuting fentanyl ring under federal “Kingpin” Statute.
  • In Northern District of Georgia, representation of real estate company in alleged $1.3 billion tax fraud concerning syndicated conservation easements.
  • In District of Nevada, representation of Chief Executive Officer for largest residential real estate brokerages in Arizona, Nevada, and southern California in antitrust investigation by Department of Justice for alleged Sherman Act violations leading to no enforcement action with parallel multi-billion dollar class actions in Northern District of Illinois and Western District of Missouri.
  • In Northern District of Illinois and Eastern District of Tennessee, representation of national online retailer in criminal antitrust grand jury investigation manipulation of Amazon Marketplace resulting in no charges against client.
  • In District of Columbia, representation of client concerning the events of January 6, 2021 at the United States Capitol Building and the election of the President of the United States.
  • Representation of political campaign concerning #MeToo allegations against former U.S. Congressional candidate.
  • In Eastern District of North Carolina, representation of addiction treatment provider in False Claims Act investigation and litigation concerning alleged qui tam relator retaliation involving Department of Housing and Urban Development funding.
  • Representation of North Carolina physician and medical practice in Medicaid fraud and medical licensing enforcement action concerning $176,000,000 in liabilities.
  • In Western District of North Carolina, representation of urine testing lab owner concerning False Claims Act enforcement by Department of Justice for alleged antikickback violations concerning Medicare payments totaling $136,000,000.
  • In Northern District of California, representation of accounting firm in investigation concerning financial fraud in religious organization leadership exceeding $10,000,000.

Honors and awards

In 2022, Mr. Mincey accepted an invitation to join IR Global, a Chambers and Partners Band-1 ranked professional network comprised of legal, financial, and accounting professionals from around the world. With its global reach, Mr. Mincey and his collegues team bring expansive relationships and experience across all time zones to enhance client service no matter where a crisis may arise.

In 2021, Mr. Mincey was appointed to a four-year term on the North Carolina Advisory Committee for the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission is a bipartisan, independent body that investigates, reports on, and makes recommendations to the President of the United States and Congress concerning pressing civil rights issues of our time.

Mr. Mincey has received numerous accolades and awards from his peers and top legal publications, including:

  • Benchmark Litigation, White Collar Crime — 2019, 2020, 2023
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite in Criminal Law — 2018-2023
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite in Litigation — 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating since 2016
  • North Carolina Rising Stars, White Collar Criminal Defense — 2018-2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense — 2023-2024

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