Jeff Marcus is a highly regarded and experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government enforcement actions, complex business litigation, health care and qui tam litigation and corporate internal investigations. Mr. Marcus regularly represents individuals and corporations of all sizes in inquiries brought by agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Securities and Exchange Commission and local United States Attorney’s Offices and State Attorneys General’s offices. Quite often, these matters involve simultaneous multi-jurisdictional criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings in various states. For example, Mr. Marcus successfully has defended clients in federal investigations conducted in Florida, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Marcus has extensive experience representing clients in high profile white collar cases in a variety of subject areas, including but not limited to, health care and pharmaceuticals, securities, antitrust, bankruptcy, bribery and gratuities, civil and criminal RICO, commodities trading, defense procurement, environmental, export controls, financial services, foreign corrupt practices, government contracting, hedge fund management, insider trading, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, mortgage lending and servicing, public corruption and tax. Mr. Marcus also has a niche specialty representing individuals and corporations in federal and state qui tam investigations and litigation involving the False Claim Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and FDA-related matters. Based on his expertise, Mr. Marcus frequently is retained by publically-traded and private companies to conduct internal corporate investigations and regulatory compliance reviews and to devise strategies to avoid or minimize criminal prosecution and civil liability.
Mr. Marcus has been recognized by a wide range of peer groups and publications for his white collar litigation prowess, including Best Lawyers of America, Chambers USA and Super Lawyers. Chambers USA describes Mr. Marcus as “very smart” “with a keen eye for understanding the dynamics and strategy of a case,” observing that peers praise him for his “thorough and conscientious approach.”
Prior to becoming a Founding Member of Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP, Mr. Marcus was a shareholder at Kenny Nachwalter P.A. where he headed the firm’s White Collar Practice. Before joining private practice, Mr. Marcus was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida’s Criminal Division where he successfully tried more than 25 cases to verdict and never lost a case as lead counsel. As a prosecutor, Jeff specialized in economic crimes, with an emphasis on healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and led numerous investigations involving health care providers, insurers, managed care providers, and manufacturers and distributors of medical devices, durable medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Many of these criminal probes worked in tandem with parallel civil False Claims Act investigations initiated by qui tam whistleblowers. Prior to joining the government, Mr. Marcus was in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts where he specialized in white collar criminal defense and complex business
litigation. During that time, Mr. Marcus successfully represented a regional sales and marketing manager of a leading pharmaceutical corporation in a four-month federal criminal trial in which his client was acquitted of all charges of providing physicians and hospitals with unlawful kickbacks (U.S. v. Mackenzie et al.).
Raised in Miami, Florida, Mr. Marcus earned his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, Mr. Marcus 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.
Mr. Marcus also has taught constitutional criminal procedure and legal writing and research at the University of Miami and has been a frequent national lecturer on federal criminal, healthcare and qui tam topics.
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 was named a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine from 2013-2016, and one of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He was recently appointed by Chief U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore to 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.