Before launching the boutique law firm, Fick & Marx LLP, Daniel Marx worked as a litigator in three preeminent large law firms: Foley Hoag LLP in Boston; Williams & Connolly in Washington D.C., and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York. Most recently, Dan was a partner in the Litigation Department at Foley Hoag, where he worked primarily in the White Collar Crimes and Government Investigations Practice Group.
Throughout his career, Dan has aggressively and effectively represented a wide range of companies, non-profit institutions, senior executives and other individuals in criminal, regulatory and civil matters. He has substantial experience in the financial services, health care, pharmaceutical and technology industries as well as with public and private academic institutions. Dan has obtained jury verdicts in state and federal court for clients as both defendants and plaintiffs. He has successfully represented clients on appeal, including reversing federal and state convictions. Dan has also assisted clients with confidential internal investigations and provided strategic advice concerning compliance matters.
During nearly two decades in private law firms, Dan has maintained an active pro bono practice, defending indigent criminal defendants and civil rights plaintiffs. Over the past four years, along with the ACLU of Massachusetts, Dan represented petitioners who were wrongfully convicted of state drug offences due to the criminal misconduct of two ex-chemists in state drug labs. That litigation culminated in an order by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court vacating approximately 40,000 tainted drug convictions, the largest mass dismissal of wrongful convictions in U.S. legal history.
Dan served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Reena Raggi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Allyne Ross on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Dan earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was awarded the Massey Prize for best client advocacy in the clinical legal program. He also won top prizes in the moot court and mock trial competitions. At YLS, Dan studied federal criminal law with the Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.), who is now of counsel to Fick & Marx LLP. Dan graduated from Yale College with a B.A., summa cum laude, in Ethics, Politics and Economics. For several years, he interned in New Haven City Hall, focusing on innovative drug policy and urban redevelopment initiatives. Dan was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar for his commitment to public service, leadership potential, and academic excellence.
Dan serves on the Board of Directors for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Boston and formely served on the Board of Directors for Temple Beth Zion in Brookline.
Why Choose Us?
We combine the exacting quality and distinguished pedigree of elite “big firm” lawyers with the personal service and consistent value of a flexible, efficient “boutique” practice.
We founded Fick & Marx LLP to pursue our shared commitment to law practice as a vocation or “calling,” not just a job or business. We passionately represent our clients while striving to change the world for the better, in ways big and small, one client at a time.
We start by listening. We may have seen the issue you face before, but we need to understand your circumstances, your business, your needs, your concerns, and your objectives in order to represent you effectively. When you contact Fick & Marx LLP, you talk directly with us, the founding partners, and we give you our personal commitment to work closely together to achieve your goals.
We have handled myriad types of cases and feel comfortable in any courtroom. That experience is invaluable. But we treat every problem and challenge that clients bring to us as unique, and we strive to confront every new matter with a “fresh set of eyes.” Potential clients often want to know whether lawyers have handled exactly the same kind of case or issue before. As we look back on our careers, however, we have done some of our best and most successful work the first time we ever faced a particular issue. For that reason, even when we have experience in a particular area, we approach every new matter creatively and with open minds.
We never give up. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals, and we pride ourselves on delivering hope in cases that other lawyers might consider hopeless. At the same time, we will always give you our honest assessment, even if that entails difficult or unwelcome news. If it matters to our clients, it matters to us. In the end, we just love to win — however our clients define victory.