LOS ANGELES – June 24, 2022 – White collar criminal defense law firm Kaplan Marino announced today that Partners Richard Kaplan and Nina Marino have been recognized as ‘Legal Visionaries’ in the second annual Business of Law magazine. The special supplement published by L.A. Times B2B Publishing focuses on trends and updates in the legal profession and spotlights visionaries, attorneys that have “exhibited noteworthy achievements” over the last two years. The “Legal Visionaries” profiled were recognized as “standout attorneys” and selected based on their average success rate, settlements and verdicts won in the last three years, leadership positions within their firm and community and board affiliations and recognitions, according to the publication.
"This recognition is a testament to the firm’s commitment to our clients," said Marino. "It is an honor to be included among these amazing attorneys."
The publication writes, "Nina Marino's complex litigation and white-collar crime practice is national and international. She negotiates with the U.S. Department of Justice, state Attorneys General, district attorneys, and Interpol in her defense of individuals alleged to be involved with Medicare fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act violations and tax, cyber and other crimes." The feature continues, “Marino’s unconventional combination of caring, integrity and formidable lawyering has earned her a national reputation and recognition. She discovers the shades of gray behind prosecutors’ black-and-white arguments to shine new light on her clients’ circumstances.” “Her team-driven, meticulously prepared strategies have repeatedly helped clients reach their objectives – from staying out of prison to defending allegations all the way to trial,” the feature closes.
Criminal defense attorney Richard Kaplan manages "serious criminal charges that threaten the livelihood and reputations of white-collar clients, including high-net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, corporations and their officers and executives," reports the feature. "Kaplan’s experience includes a range of allegations: fraud, narcotics, vehicular manslaughter, and domestic violence, among others. Several recent representations have involved #MeToo allegations, building code violations and overcharging claims issued by weights and measures agencies. He has built productive relationships across the legal profession, from the Los Angeles County and City Prosecuting Agencies to the U.S. Department of Justice to the National Conference of Bar Presidents, where he serves as a member of its executive counsel."
Kaplan and Marino's excellence in complex matters have earned them each many professional recognitions. Most recently, Marino was selected to Chambers USA as a leader in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in their 2021 rankings. She was also named 'Top White-Collar Lawyer' by the Daily Journal as well as 'Leader in Law' by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Kaplan was recognized earlier this year by the California Lawyers Association and awarded the "2021 Solo and Small Firm Excellence Award." He also was named 'Top Litigator' by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2021.