Nina’s unconventional combination of caring, integrity and formidable lawyering has earned her a national reputation and recognition. She discovers the shades of gray behind prosecutors’ black-and-white arguments to shine new light on her clients’ circumstances. Her team-driven, meticulously prepared strategies have repeatedly helped clients reach their objectives — from staying out of prison to defending allegations all the way to trial.
Nina’s complex litigation and white collar crime practice is national and international. She negotiates with the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, District Attorneys, and Interpol in her defense of individuals alleged to be involved with Medicare fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act violations and tax, cyber and other crimes.
Personal Commitment to Clients and Non-Traditional Approaches
Quite simply, Nina likes to save people. Right from the start, clients understand that Nina takes their cases as personally as they do.
Her presentations before U.S. Attorneys introduce new perspectives, compelling context and workable paths to resolution.
Advancing Criminal Defense Law
A prominent member of the criminal defense bar, Nina was recognized for more than 25 years of professional excellence as the recipient of the American Bar Association’s 2017 Charles English Award, the highest national award for work in the field of criminal justice.
Nina holds leadership roles on several ABA committees, including as a board member of the Criminal Justice Section Committee and as founder of the Women in White Collar Subcommittee. In addition, Nina serves as the Appointed Chair of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives, Central District of California.
A frequent media commentator, author and speaker, Nina has steered the conversation at numerous national and international conferences on white collar crime and fraud. Her presentation topics range from international criminal investigations and public corruption to unconscious bias in expert testimony and regulatory issues related to virtual currencies.
Legal and Civic Leadership
Nina has championed women’s issues for more than two decades. She has helped change the gender composition of the ABA’s educational programming and spoken at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Summit. At the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Women Leadership in the Law series, Nina interviewed Eileen Decker, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.
Nina is the founder of the Criminal Defense Law Section of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) and of the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA). In addition, Nina serves on the board of directors of C5LA, which focuses on creating a path to college for underserved youth.
The Los Angeles Daily Journal and Los Angeles Business Journal have repeatedly recognized Nina for her influence and impact on the legal profession, and she is included among Best Lawyers’ top practitioners in white collar criminal defense.
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.