CSG attorney Lee Vartan joins Mercury advisory board

Lee Vartan, Attorney, Law Firm of Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, West Orange, NJ. 11/28/2022 Photo by Steve Hockstein/HarvardStudio.com

Lee Vartan, a partner at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi and one of New Jersey’s top attorneys, is joining the advisory board at Mercury. Vartan represents clients in high-stakes cases in New Jersey, New York and across the country.

“With an impressive career that spans federal, state and private practice, Lee Vartan is one of most highly respected lawyers in New Jersey and I am thrilled to welcome him to our advisory board,” said Mercury Partner Michael Soliman, who heads the New Jersey and Pennsylvania offices. “Lee’s esteemed reputation and vast expertise bring a gravitas to our work and reinforce our position as a best-in-class firm with an unparalleled commitment to serving our clients at the highest level.”

At CSG Law, Vartan is currently the co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Team.

Prior to CSG, Vartan served as a federal prosecutor and had previously worked in former Gov. Chris Christie’s office as counsel to the governor. Vartan also served as executive assistant New Jersey attorney general, where he oversaw the largest civil, criminal and consumer-related investigations and prosecutions in the state.

“Mercury’s outstanding reputation for best-in-class service makes it one of the state’s premier public affairs firms, and I’m proud to join its advisory board,” Vartan said. “It’s an exciting opportunity to work with this talented team.”

At CSG Law, Vartan regularly has matters with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in New Jersey, Manhattan and throughout the country. He also has active matters with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, the New York Attorney General’s Office and other attorney general offices throughout the country.

“Lee is a force in New Jersey with a tremendous reputation in the public and private sector,” Mercury Partner Mo Butler said. “He is a great addition to our advisory board and will be a huge asset to the work we do.”

Vartan’s commentary on legal matters is sought-after by news outlets and he is often quoted in state, regional and national media. He is a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School, where he taught a course on federal criminal practice and cybercrimes.