Top New Jersey Attorney Lee Vartan joins Mercury Advisory Board

Top New Jersey Attorney Lee Vartan joins Mercury Advisory Board


Saddle Brook, NJ – Mercury, a bipartisan high-stakes public strategy firm, today announced that Lee Vartan, one of New Jersey’s top attorneys, is joining the firm’s Advisory Board. Vartan is a Partner at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (CSG Law) where he 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.”


Prior to joining CSG Law, Vartan served New Jersey as a federal prosecutor and had previously worked in former Governor 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. He was also responsible for helping to create the regulations for the state’s Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA) and approved applicants for licensure. He is currently the co-chair of CSG Law’s Cannabis Law Team.


“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 ,” said Vartan. “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 other offices 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,” said Mercury Partner Mo Butler. “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.




About Mercury 

Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes federal government relations, international affairs, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Our firm is not just led by top talent — we distinguish ourselves by having senior talent deeply engaged in each project from start to finish, a promise we keep to clients. In addition to Illinois, the firm has U.S. offices in Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, Texas and South Carolina. Mercury is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.


About OPRG

Omnicom PR Group (OPRG) is the largest global network of communications and consulting agencies in the world. It is home to three of the top global PR agencies Fleishman Hillard, Ketchum and Porter Novelli and more than a dozen specialist agencies in corporate and public affairs, political consulting and advertising, language strategy, global health strategy and organizational transformation. OPRG is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC).

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