Kaplan Marino Named a Top Boutique Law Firm in California

LOS ANGELES – October 19, 2022 – White collar criminal defense law firm Kaplan Marino announced today that it has been recognized for the second time as a “Top Boutique” in a special feature by the Daily Journal, the foremost legal publication in California. The award recognizes California’s leading law firms dedicated to one practice area.

 “This recognition is a testament to the resolute commitment our firm has to our clients,” says Founding Partner Nina Marino. “It is a pleasure to be included among other, excellent firms.”

The feature starts at Kaplan Marino’s beginnings over 30 years ago, when the husband-and-wife team who met in court, started their own firm litigating “on behalf of their white-collar clients against the U.S. Department of Justice, attorney general’s offices, district attorneys’ offices, and other authorities.” The publication highlights that “the team’s ability to conduct deeply probing investigations is often the key to a successful resolution.” As an example of this practice in action, the feature showcases one of the firm’s complex international cases where “Marino and colleagues represent a wealthy former Chinese government official accused of fraud and money laundering offenses.” After lengthy proceedings and including extradition, “Marino, Kaplan, and Lieser demonstrated to federal prosecutors the litigation risks involved due to difficulties with Chinese witnesses.” The man was released from custody and allowed to retain about half of his $30 million fortune.

As an elite defense boutique in Los Angeles, Kaplan Marino leverages its expertise and prominence in the criminal defense bar to their clients’ advantage. Their deep resources include world class investigators, forensic and accounting experts, and a vast network of relationships that reflect their experience negotiating with and litigating against federal, state and local government regulators, prosecutors and investigators across the United States.

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.

Recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal and Los Angeles Daily Journal, Kaplan Marino lawyers further their service to clients by their commitment to the legal profession. They are longtime leaders in the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association and are founders of the Criminal Law Section of Women Lawyers of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s White-Collar Defense Association.


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