LOS ANGELES – December 19, 2023 – White collar criminal defense law firm Kaplan Marino announced today that Founding Partner Nina Marino and Partner Jennifer Lieser have been selected as nominees by Los Angeles Times for its annual ‘Inspirational Women Awards’. The publisher states that the nominees’ “leadership stands out as a beacon to many, standing shoulder to shoulder with successful professionals throughout Southern California. “
“The selection of Nina and Jennifer for the 'Inspirational Women Awards' is a true reflection of their unwavering commitment and exceptional expertise in white-collar criminal defense,” said Founding Partner Richard Kaplan. “Their achievements are not just a feather in the cap for Kaplan Marino but also a shining example of excellence in our legal community.”
Marino, a “top-tier white-collar lawyer in California,” says the magazine, has received various accolades, including being recognized by the Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal for her exceptional legal prowess. Her national practice focuses on complex litigation and white-collar crime defense, including healthcare fraud, cybercrime, money laundering and more. Marino’s client-centric approach, strategic presentations and meticulous preparation have resulted in positive outcomes. She is also an accomplished speaker and author on white-collar crime topics. Marino is a prominent member of the criminal defense bar, and her advocacy for women’s issues is steadfast.
Lieser is a distinguished white-collar criminal defense attorney, practicing at the national level. Recent achievements include negotiating a favorable plea agreement for a prominent real estate developer, handling international extradition cases, and obtaining dismissals in workers’ compensation and customs fraud matters. Lieser’s active involvement in legal organizations, speaking engagements and unique background in public relations set her apart. Her involvement in various legal organizations, such as the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, showcases her commitment to advancing white-collar criminal defense and women’s leadership.
The ‘Inspirational Women Forum & Awards’ recognizes female business leaders in Los Angeles for their noteworthy success and accomplishments during the last 24 months.