The always dapper 41-year-old Mincey looks like a man well-suited for the world of international intrigue. Perfectly groomed in expensive suits with pocket squares that match his tie, he could have popped out of the pages of a John le Carré spy novel.
Mincey was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and traversed the world with his family for his father’s career teaching surgical techniques. He spent weeks during high school in Hangzhou, China, where his father operated on a high-ranking military officer “with dozens of Communist political minders and medical officials crammed into an antiquated operating room, breathing down on him as he performed,” said Mincey.
In 2005, he and his brother were studying in Europe. Mincey was enrolled at the London School of Economics, and they were riding separate trains when a series of terrorist bombs tore through the London Tube in the 7/7 attacks.
“We both escaped injury, but we got a ringside view of what Islamic terrorism has to offer the world,” he said.
“At LSE, I was learning about international crime syndicates, Sharia-compliant finance, and how rogue regimes, international mafia, and terror networks fund operations using legitimate markets. I was mesmerized by this dark underbelly of the global financial system, the inner workings of above and below-ground commerce,” said Mincey.
He earned his Juris Doctor from Mercer Law School and became a fixture in courtrooms where he watched and learned.
“I will never be persuaded there is a higher calling in the law than criminal litigation,” he said.
Mincey spent five years handling pure criminal defense – murder, assault, robbery, etc. – before shifting to financial crimes such as embezzlement and fraud.
“I’ve endeavored to make international criminal finance and geopolitics a pillar of my legal career. I want to be involved in the biggest, wildest, most difficult, and most complex litigation cases.”