Robert J. Carroll

Counsel


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Since 1992, Robert J. Carroll, a former New Jersey State and County Prosecutor and Investigator for 18 years, has specialized in gaming law, administrative law, corporate and commercial litigation and investigations, and commercial, criminal and civil law. He has developed extensive experience handling executive due diligence inquiries with a particular specialization in Native American law, especially all aspects of establishment and operation of Native American gaming enterprises, establishment and operation of Native American regulatory commissions and systems, and provision of legal advice to State governments regarding gaming and regulatory issues.  He also has represented and assisted gaming companies, financial institutions, vendor and service industry clients and individuals seeking gaming and casino related licenses in various jurisdictions.

Since 1992, Bob has represented numerous major gaming entities as well as serving Native American Tribes in their establishment of casino gaming enterprises and the required regulatory and governmental infrastructures for lawful operation. He established and served as the first VP of Compliance for Foxwoods, at the time North America's largest resort casino. Since 1993, he concurrently has served as Chairman of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana's Gaming Commission and Tribal Legal Counsel. Bob has also provided advice and consultation to various federal and state agencies and assists Tribal governments in establishing laws and policies and in economic development and commercial matters. 

Professional History

In the mid-1980's to early 1990's, Bob was the Chief of the New Jersey Organized Crime and Racketeering Task Force (NJOCRTF). He also was a specialist in Electronic Surveillance and Grand Jury practice as well as a trial attorney.

Noteworthy Decisions

Personally investigated, tried and prosecuted the notorious Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski for numerous grisly murders.

Led the NJOCRTF in the investigation/prosecution of hundreds of organized crime members and affiliates, with an unprecedented 97% conviction rate.

Provided representation to numerous major casino companies before various state and federal regulatory agencies, achieving licensing and issue resolutions beneficial to the clients.

Successfully negotiated Tribal-State Compacts, Management Agreements and related instruments for Native American clients.

Established diverse Governmental and Tribal systems for efficient and compliant regulatory and administrative operations.

Presentations

Featured Speaker and Panelist: North American Gaming Regulator’s Association (NAGRA), June, 2008

Featured Speaker and Panelist: Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) annual convention, April, 2008

Memberships and Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

Chitimacha Tribal Court

American Bar Association

International Association of Gaming Attorneys

Assistant Attorney General/Assistant Director/Chief of New Jersey Organized Crime and Racketeering Task Force, Office of the Attorney General

Deputy Attorney General/Regional Supervisor of New Jersey Organized Crime and Racketeering Task Force

Deputy Attorney General/Chief, Special Prosecutions Section, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice

Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor's Office, Supervisor of Organized Crime and Special Prosecutions Section; Trial and Appellate Sections

Sussex County Prosecutor

First Vice President and Chief of Compliance, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Chairman, Chitimacha Gaming Commission, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana

Beyond the Law

"I was the National President, National Treasurer and Board Member of the Viper Club of America and a member of the Train Collector's Association of America. I am also an avid car collector, performance car driver and sports enthusiast. In addition, I am an active supporter of many charitable causes including the Make a Wish and Sunshine Foundations and have coordinated events supporting these worthwhile groups."