Nina Marino

Profile

Ms. Marino is a 27-year lawyer and a State Bar of California Certified Criminal Law Specialist.  Her practice focuses on white collar and complex criminal litigation on both a national and international level. Ms. Marino regularly represents individuals in matters involving allegations of all aspects of fraud, including, wire and mail fraud, health care fraud, insurance, and bank fraud, as well as allegations of money laundering, conspiracy, computer crimes, bribery, and kickbacks, counterfeiting and copyright infringement, tax crimes, securities cases, antitrust matters, and public corruption investigations including FCPA violations.  Ms. Marino also represents both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens in matters involving extradition and related Interpol notices. Ms. Marino’s ability to communicate persuasively with all government agencies at every level on behalf of her client has served her client’s interests for nearly three decades, and is only matched by her skills as an effective and aggressive litigator.

Ms. Marino is the current Director of Continuing Legal Education for the Criminal Justice Section (CJS) of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the chairperson of the Women in White Collar Committee. Previously, Ms. Marino served by appointment on the CJS Council of the ABA for six years. Ms. Marino is also the current chair of the Criminal Justice Section of Women Lawyers of Los Angeles. In 2011 and again in 2015, the Judges of the Central District of California selected Ms. Marino to serve on the Standing Committee on Attorney Discipline, and she was selected by the Court for a second term to serve as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit as a liaison between the bench and the bar.

Ms. Marino is a regular speaker and author on topics relating to the practice of criminal law. Most recently, Ms. Marino published “Wanted by Interpol” and “The Accidental Defendant”, and addressed CPAs and other financial professionals in Los Angeles at the IIA-ACFE Fall Fraud Conference in a program entitled: “Advising Corporate Clients on International Criminal & Regulatory Investigations.”  Ms. Marino is also a regular speaker at both the National and International Institutes on White Collar Crime.

Ms. Marino is a native New Yorker, transplanted in LA, with residence in Miami and London along the way.

In 2016, the Los Angeles Daily Journal recognized Ms. Marino as one of the top 100 women lawyers in California. In 2015, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Ms. Marino by one of the most influential lawyers in the field of white collar and cybercrime in Los Angeles. Since 2004, Ms. Marino has been voted by her peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer and a Top Woman Lawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar Defense
  • Public Corruption
  • International Extradition
  • Tax Fraud
  • Sentencing

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Education

  • University of LaVerne School of Law, California, JD 1989
  • University of Miami, Florida, BA 1985
  • University of London, England, 1984-86

Speaking Engagements

  • “Advising Corporate Clients On International Criminal & Regulatory Investigations”, IIA-ACFE Fall Fraud Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • “Advising Corporate Clients On International Criminal and Regulatory Investigations FCPA Enforcement And Internal Compliance Programs”, CalCPA Forensic Services Joint Meeting, LA, CA
  • “Unconscious Bias And Women Experts – Are We Placing Our Clients At A Disadvantage?”, American Bar Association Fourth International White Collar Crime Institute, London, UK
  • “Crisis Management And Litigation”, American Bar Association Fourth International White Collar Crime Institute, London, UK
  • “Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies: Emerging Issues in Regulations and Enforcement”, American Bar Association, National Institute on Securities Fraud, Washington, D.C.
  • “The Public Trust: Defending Public Corruption Cases”, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Fifth Annual West Coast White Collar Conference, San Diego, CA
  • “Bitcoin or Bit Player? SEC and State Regulators Weigh In”, American Bar Association, National Institute on Securities Fraud, New Orleans, LA
  • “Up In Smoke: The Tax Consequences of the Legalization of Marijuana”, American Bar Association, Live Webinar
  • “Criminal Prosecutions & Investigations: A Comparison of Enforcement Mechanisms,The Use of Investigative Agencies And Cross Border Evidence Sharing”, American Bar Association, International White Collar Crime Institute, London
  • Commencement, Guestspeaker, Class of 2014,Westwood College, LA,CA
  • “Bitcoin and other Virtual Currencies: Emerging Issues in Regulation and Enforcement”, American Bar Association, Live Webinar
  • “What Your Clients Don’t Know Can Hurt Them; Hidden Legal Issues for Companies Expanding Internationally” , Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, BeverlyHills, California
  • “Women in White Collar in Today’s Global Corporate Community”, American Bar Association, National Institute on White Collar Crime, Miami, Florida
  • “Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin and the New Currency in Criminal Enterprise”, American Bar Association,Criminal Justice Section, Chicago, Illinois
  • “Current Strategies for Sentencing Advocacy”, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Fall Institute: Sentencing-Reentry-Juvenile Justice, Washington,D.C.
  • “Women Leaders In White Collar & the Global Corporate Community”, American Bar Association, International White Collar Crime Institute, London
  • “Anti-Trust/Anti-Cartel-Competition Law Across the Globe”, American Bar Association, International White Collar Crime Conference, London
  • “Long Arms of the Law: Bilateral Cooperation and the Increase in MultiJurisdictional Criminal Investigations”, International Bar Association, Transnational Crime Conference, Miami Beach, Florida
  • “To Prison and Back…One Woman’s True Story of Injustice, Enlightenment And Absolution”, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Criminal Justice Section,Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • “Sentencing Advocacy in the 21st Century”, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Fall Institute: Sentencing-Reentry-Juvenile Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • “Representing Individuals: To Plead or Not to Plead-What Price Cooperation?”, American Bar Association, National Institute on White Collar Crime, Miami, Florida
  • “Women in the Federal Criminal Justice System Who Get it Done!”, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • “Sentencing Advocacy in the 21st Century”, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Fall Institute: Sentencing Reentry-Juvenile Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • “11th Annual Practical Aspects of Practicing Criminal Law”, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California
  • “Master Women Litigators”, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Litigators Forum, Los Angeles, California
  • “Witness Discovery and Witness Preparation in White Collar Criminal Cases-At What Cost Winning?”, American Bar Association, National Institute on White Collar Crime, San Diego, California
  • “Practical Aspects of Practicing Criminal Law”, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California
  • “Individual Rights in Criminal Litigation”, (American Bar Association, National Institute on White Collar Crime, San Francisco, California
  • “The Role of the Audit Committee”, American Bar Association, National Institute on White Collar Crime, Miami, Florida
  • “Work Life Balance Pays!”, American Bar Association, Section of International law, Los Angeles, California

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Director Continuing Legal Education & Co-Chair Women’s White Collar Committee, 2012 – Present
  • Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Co-Chair Criminal Justice Section, 1997 – Present
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Los Angeles City Leader, 2013 – Present