Jeff Marcus is a highly regarded trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor whose practice focuses on high stakes white collar and civil litigation. Jeff is known as a creative and tenacious litigator whose skills shine in difficult cases. This year, he was one of a small group of Florida lawyers ranked in the top band for litigation and white collar defense by the prestigious Chambers USA. In those rankings, Jeff has been described by peers and clients as an “extremely effective” trial lawyer with a “keen eye for understanding the dynamics and strategy of a case,” who “brings high intellect,” “superb” writing skills and “a thorough and conscientious approach to all his cases.” Jeff also has been recognized by a wide range of other peer groups and publications, such as Best Lawyers of America, as a top lawyer.
Jeff’s out-of-the-box approach has built a reputation for excellence in and out of the courtroom. In his white collar practice, Jeff successfully has represented individuals and companies in many high-stakes matters that never see the light of day to the delight of his clients. In one multi-year investigation, Jeff secured a full declination of all charges and penalties for a Fortune-100 company, which was the target of a criminal RICO and fraud probe, after making a series of presentations casting doubt on the statistical methodology the government used to develop its allegations of fraudulent billing. In another recent probe, Jeff recently obtained a full declination from the Department of Justice for a nationally-prominent physician accused of performing unnecessary surgical procedures. To clear his client, Jeff put together a team of top medical experts and rebutted the allegations with state-of-the-art medical presentations.
In court, Jeff does not back away from a fight. Just within the past year, Jeff tried three lengthy and difficult high-profile federal white collar cases, and, in each one, obtained dismissals on a majority or more of the charges. In one notable victory, after more than 3 months of trial, Jeff won an acquittal on all eleven federal kickback and fraud charges for his client, a district manager for a Fortune-500 pharmaceutical company. More recently, Jeff obtained a dismissal with prejudice on all claims against his client in a federal qui tam case.
Jeff’s practice experience spans a wide variety of industries where he has defended professional sports franchises and athletes, military and private security contractors and executives, financial institutions and officers, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and executives, politicians and city officials, media and entertainment companies and executives, real estate corporations and officers, law firms and lawyers and hospitals and physicians in both criminal, regulatory and internal investigations. Jeff also is well versed in conducting internal investigations on behalf of publically-traded and privately-held businesses. Jeff also has been retained as a subject matter expert in fraud and securities matters, including being designated as an expert witness in securities fraud litigation in Texas federal court on behalf of the court-appointed receiver overseeing the former Stanford Financial Group which ran one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.
In his civil practice, Jeff represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of settings from federal and state courts to AAA and FINRA arbitrations. Jeff regularly handles “bet the company” commercial and partnership disputes as well as complex matters in the areas of business torts, civil Rico, healthcare, financial fraud, securities, and qui tam.
Prior to being a Founding Member of Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP, Jeff was a shareholder at Kenny Nachwalter P.A. where he headed the firm’s White Collar Practice and before that was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida’s Criminal Division. As an AUSA, Jeff successfully tried more than 25 cases to verdict and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Jeff specialized in economic crimes, and was a healthcare fraud coordinator, where he led numerous investigations involving hospitals, health care providers, pharmacies, laboratories, and companies involved in the manufacture, sales and distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and durable medical equipment. Prior to joining the government, Jeff practiced with Eckert Seamans in Boston, Massachusetts where he specialized in white collar and complex commercial cases.
Raised in Miami, Florida, Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Yale University where he received the honor of “early selection” into its Phi Beta Kappa chapter. He then earned his J.D. from Yale Law School where he won best oralist and was a finalist for best written brief in the Harlan Fiske Stone moot court competition presided over by a panel of federal judges. After law school, Jeff clerked for the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (no relation) and the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Jeff has taught constitutional criminal procedure and legal writing at the University of Miami and lectures nationally on litigation and white collar topics.
Outside of work, Jeff serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Temple Beth Am and the Executive Board of Dunks for Diabetes, a national non-profit that raises money for diabetes research and outreach, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, through charity basketball events. Jeff also volunteers and helps run Beth Am’s large community youth basketball league where he also coaches his two sons.
Jeffrey Neiman is an experienced trial lawyer who regularly defends individuals and corporations in white collar criminal litigation, matters involving tax controversies, government regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation. Jeff has tried more than a dozen white collar matters in federal court. Having worked at the forefront of the United States government’s offshore tax enforcement efforts, Jeff has vast experience assisting clients who find themselves with unreported or undeclared bank accounts outside of the United States. Jeff advises clients regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program as well as clients who face civil and criminal penalties for failing to file Foreign Bank Account Reports (“FBARs”).
Prior to being a Founding Member of Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP, Jeff had his own law firm that focused on white collar and tax controversy matters. An alum of the United States Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program, Jeff began his career working for the Department of Justice Tax Division and then the Criminal Division, Fraud Section in Washington, D.C. He then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where he received national recognition for handling complex, high profile matters including the ground-breaking and historic prosecution of Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS AG, for aiding American citizens to commit tax fraud. For his efforts on the UBS investigation, Jeff was awarded the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement and the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner’s Award, the highest recognition a prosecutor can receive.
Raised in South Florida, Jeff graduated with honors from the University of Florida and also graduated from law school at the University of Florida where he was a member of Order of the Coif. Jeff currently serves as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches Criminal Procedure and Tax Fraud in their graduate accounting executive program. Jeff also is a frequent lecturer, panelist, and contributor at national conferences on topics including offshore tax evasion, tax fraud, Ponzi schemes and trial practice.
Daniel Rashbaum is an experienced trial lawyer. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, and qui tam litigation. He has represented individuals and institutions in numerous high-profile matters, including those involving alleged violations of the federal securities and commodities laws, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) matters, price fixing, allegations of violations of anti-bribery and anti-kickback statutes, insider trading, money laundering offenses, export violations, and fraud against health care benefit programs.
Dan has been recognized by Chambers USA for his “tenacious and energetic” approach, for being “excellent on his feet with unrelenting energy and problem-solving,” and for being a “fabulous trial lawyer.”
It is with this energy and problem-solving ability that Dan has represented countless number of individuals and companies around the globe in inquiries brought by agencies including, among others, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and local United States Attorney’s Offices and state attorney generals’ offices.
Prior to being a Founding Member of Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP, Dan was a Principal at Kobre & Kim LLP and before that served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. While serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Dan was responsible for conducting more than 30 jury trials (never losing a case that went to verdict) and argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Dan practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello, P.C., focusing on white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
Raised in Hollywood, Florida, and a graduate of Pine Crest School, Dan earned his B.A., from Northwestern University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell University Law School.
Michael Pineiro, a partner at MNR, is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on complex business litigation, investor and partnership disputes, white collar criminal defense, government enforcement defense, and internal investigations. Mr. Pineiro has represented entities and individuals on both the plaintiff and defense side in numerous high-profile matters, including cases relating to alleged violations of federal securities, the federal false claims act, products liability, health care fraud, and tortious economic misconduct.
Before joining MNR, Mr. Pineiro was an associate at Kobre & Kim LLP in Miami, Florida, where his practice was focused on securities litigation, government enforcement defense, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Pineiro clerked for Judge Adalberto Jordan on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Pineiro has been named a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine from 2013-2018, as one of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and recognized as an “On the Rise” lawyer by the Daily Business Review. He currently serves on the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures for the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Pineiro is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cuban American Bar Association, and has served on the 21st Century Schools Bond Advisory Committee, which monitors the implementation of a $1.2 billion bond to improve Miami-Dade public schools.
Mr. Pineiro received his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar.