Nina Marino is a partner at KAPLAN MARINO. She is an experienced trial attorney with more than 27 years experience in both Federal and State court cases. Ms. Marino has particular expertise in white collar crime and complex criminal matters, including all areas of fraud, computer crimes, tax crimes, securities cases, and both national and international narcotics cases. She regularly handles matters across the United States. Ms. Marino is also well versed in pretrial resolutions and in avoiding the filing of criminal charges through persuasive negotiation. Ms. Marino is proficient in all sentencing issues and in assuring the best possible outcome. Her clients include business people, professionals, students, and others.
Ms. Marino was born and raised on Long Island in New York. She has lived in Miami and London as well. Ms. Marino's career has always been devoted to the practice of criminal defense law.
Ms. Marino is a State Bar of California Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 2001. Ms. Marino is a long time Board Member of The Women Lawyers of Los Angeles (WLALA), and the founder and Chair of the Criminal Justice Section. She is the Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Criminal Justice Section Continuing Legal Education Board, Director of the Communications, Membership and Services Committee, founder and Chair of the Women in White Collar Subcommittee, and previously sat by appointment on the Criminal Justice Section Council (2005-2011). Ms. Marino is a founder and city leader for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women White Collar Defense Association which is an international bar association of women white collar practitioners
In 2011 and again in 2015 Ms. Marino was selected by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Central District of California to serve a three year term on the Standing Committee on Attorney Discipline, assisting the Judges of the Central District in the functioning of the court system.
From 2003-2006 and again in 2015 Ms. Marino was selected to serve as one of 20 lawyer representatives by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, on the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, as a liaison between the bench and the bar, representing attorneys practicing in California's Central District.
Ms. Marino is a frequent lecturer and program coordinator of topics relating to the criminal justice system. She is a regular speaker at the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, National Institute on White Collar Crime, and the ABA International White Collar Crime Institute, most recently on “Defending High Stakes Cases” (2016) and “Crisis Management and Litigation” (2015). In October and November 2015 she spoke to II-ACFE and CalCPA on “Advising Corporate Clients on International Criminal and Regulatory Investigations”. In June of 2015 she spoke in Washington D.C. at the National Institute on Digital Currency on “Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies” and to the National Association of Criminal Attorneys on “The Public Trust: Defending Corruption Cases” in San Diego.
Ms. Marino is author to numerous published articles and treatises also relating to the criminal justice system. “Wanted by Interpol” was the cover story in the ABA Criminal Justice Magazine Fall Issue 2015. “The Accidental Defendant” was the cover story in the March 2015 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine. Her chapter on “Criminal Defense in a Small Firm Setting” appears in Careers in Criminal Justice (2010) and her article on International Extradition published in the Criminal Justice Section Magazine for the American Bar Association (winter 2008 edition) is a recognized resource. Ms. Marino is author to the chapter on "Public Corruption" which appears in Matthew Bender's two volume set, "Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes". Ms. Marino is author to law review articles, newspaper and magazine articles relating to the criminal justice system, some of which appear on her blog.
Ms. Marino was named one of the top 100 women attorneys in California by the Daily Journal for 2016, one of the top white collar lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal for 2015, and her firm Kaplan Marino was named among the top 20 boutique law firms in California for 2016.Ms. Marino has been voted by her peers a "Southern California Super Lawyer" since 2004.
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