Law360, Miami (March 03, 2014, 8:55 PM ET) — Three former federal
prosecutors with experience in tax, securities and health care have
joined forces to create Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP, a South
Florida white collar litigation boutique firm with offices in Miami and Fort
Lauderdale, the firm announced Monday.
Jeffrey Marcus, Jeffrey Neiman and Daniel Rashbaum, who met while
working several years ago at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern
District of Florida, opened the doors of their new firm last week.
Collectively, they say they have tried more than 75 cases to verdict.
“For me, personally, being able to partner with two very talented white
collar lawyers with the experience we all have was a tremendous
opportunity,” Marcus, who most recently headed the white collar group at
Kenny Nachwalter PA, told Law360.
Marcus began his practice in Boston, where he worked on a number of
large health care and pharmaceutical cases, including a large anti-
kickback case involving TAP Pharmaceuticals. He moved to Miami to
work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida,
where he was part of the economic crimes division and worked on a
number of corporate health care cases. After five years as a prosecutor,
he left for Kenny Nachwalter.
Neiman, who most recently was in private practice, is a tax specialist
who worked for nine years in the tax division of the U.S. Department of
Justice before heading to the Southern District of Florida. He has
experience in federal criminal tax, offshore tax enforcement and
Rashbaum “was born to be a defense attorney,” according to Neiman.
Until he joined forces with Neiman and Marcus, Rashbaum was a
principal at the Miami office of New York litigation boutique Kobre & Kim
LLP. He has experience in securities fraud cases, export violation issues
and health care cases.
In addition to the three name partners, the new firm has three additional
attorneys and is likely to grow, according to Marcus.
He said that as a boutique firm, it can take on clients without having to
worry about conflicts with institutional clients, an issue that often pops up
at large corporate firms.
“We don’t have conflicts, so it’s easier for us to take on litigation matters,”
Marcus said. “We’re small in number, but at the same time, we have
enough people to handle the select number of cases we take.”
Rashbaum said that their experience as former prosecutors brings them
some credibility in the courtroom.
He said that as defense lawyers, “We can look at it through the lens that
the prosecutors are using. It helps us prepare our clients better and
gives us added credibility when we need to advocate for them.”