About Kaplan Marino

Staunchly Committed to Clients in High-Stakes Cases

Powerhouse law boutique Kaplan Marino represents business professionals, executives, entertainers, public figures and other individuals under investigation or targeted by serious allegations of white-collar and other criminal matters.

For most clients, this is their first encounter with the criminal justice system and serious threats to their freedom, livelihood and reputation. We advise and defend them at every step, treating our clients' cases as personally as they do.

For more than 30 years, our lawyers' have successfully presented to and litigated against the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Offices, District Attorneys’ Offices, Interpol and other authorities with results ranging from dismissal of charges, full acquittals, granting of diversion, and probationary sentences, with no-imprisonment in white-collar, and other state and federal criminal matters. Practicing from our base in Los Angeles, Kaplan Marino has earned a national reputation and recognition for strategic client defenses unique in their creativity, credibility and effectiveness.

Because every client's goal and circumstances will differ, we customize defense strategies that help turn cases around and protect clients from collateral consequences. Many of our clients' cases trigger media interest. We manage the court of public opinion with the same level of skill, integrity and discretion as we put into our winning defense strategies.

Strength in Novel White-Collar Criminal Defense Strategies

Unlike many white-collar defense boutiques, our lawyers were not trained as government attorneys but rather in the complex realities of mounting a winning defense. Criminal defense is our core, and always has been.

We are not locked into conventional approaches and well-worn, predictable arguments. We dismantle and discredit the seemingly clear-cut, black-and-white theories offered by prosecutors.

Our team, in collaboration with our clients, discover and introduce new facts that provide context and alternative ideas that explain our theories of the case and our clients perspective. Experienced in defending clients before a range of authorities, from the Department of Justice and Interpol to Attorney General’s Offices, District and City Attorney’s Offices, we manage clients' most serious matters, including inquiries and charges related to:

  • Fraud (tax, healthcare, insurance)
  • Public corruption
  • Cybercrime
  • Money laundering
  • International Extradition
  • Theft-based offenses and embezzlement
  • General Criminal Defense

Defending White-Collar Clients

In addition to white-collar crimes, we defend white-collar clients for any type of criminal allegation. We understand the needs and expectations of white-collar clients and we provide the same strategies and discretion no matter the allegation.

Resourceful Leaders in White-Collar Criminal Defense

As an elite defense boutique in Los Angeles, Kaplan Marino leverages its expertise and prominence in the criminal defense bar to our clients' advantage.

Our deep resources include world class investigators, forensic and accounting experts, and a vast network of relationships that reflect our experience negotiating with and litigating against federal, state and local government regulators, prosecutors and investigators across the United States.

Recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal and Los Angeles Daily Journal, our lawyers further their service to clients by their commitment to the legal profession. We are longtime leaders in the American Bar Association's Criminal Defense Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association and are founders of local chapters of the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles and Women’s White-Collar Defense Association.

Kaplan Marino lawyers appear as legal experts in the media and speak at leading conferences on international extradition, fraud, cybercrime and other white-collar criminal matters.

To learn more about our firm and the high-quality defense services we provide, contact us.


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