LOS ANGELES – April 27, 2022 – Kaplan Marino announced today that Partner Nina Marino has been selected as an honoree in a Los Angeles Business Journal special supplement recognizing the city’s most influential women attorneys. The “Women of Influence: Attorneys” list, published today, recognizes women lawyers “for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large,” writes the publisher.
The feature says Marino’s complex litigation and white-collar criminal defense 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 profile adds, “quite simply, Marino likes to save people. Right from the start, clients understand that she takes their cases as personally as they do.”
Marino’s presentations before U.S. Attorneys “introduce new perspectives, compelling context and workable paths to resolution,” says the publication. “Her 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.” The feature highlights that Marino’s “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.”
A prominent member of the criminal defense bar, Marino was recognized for more than 25 years of professional excellence as the recipient of the American Bar Association’s 2017 Charles English Award, the highest national award for work in the field of criminal justice. Marino holds leadership roles on several ABA committees, including as council member for the Criminal Justice Section and founder of the Women in White Collar Subcommittee. In addition, Nina served as the Appointed Chair of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives for the Central District of California.
Last year, Marino was recognized by the Daily Journal as a “Top White Collar Lawyer” and by Los Angeles Times’ Business of Law Magazine as a “Visionary.” She is recognized by U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers’ top practitioners in white collar criminal defense as well as Chambers USA.