Yanbing Chu

Yanbing Chu is our exclusively recommended White-Collar Crime Law expert in Massachusetts on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Yanbing directly using the contact details listed above.

Yanbing is an associate in the global White Collar Practice and is based in the Boston office.

Firm Overview:

Supporting our clients around the globe

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Avery Elizabeth Borreliz

Avery Borreliz is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Massachusetts on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Avery directly using the contact details listed above.

Avery is an associate in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins.

While in law school, Ms. Borreliz worked in Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, advising clients on public health matters, and with Greater Boston Legal Services Consumer Rights Unit, assisting with Chapter 7 bankruptcy matters. Ms. Borreliz also served as a research assistant to Judge Nancy Gertner, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (ret.), Professor Jeanne Charn, and Professor James Greiner.

Prior to law school, Ms. Borreliz worked at Harvard Medical School conducting large-scale epidemiological and mental health research. Ms. Borreliz has significant work experience in the public policy, research, and non-profit sectors.

Firm Overview:

Latham is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. From a global platform spanning 14 countries, Latham lawyers help clients succeed.

Daniel N. Marx

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.

Tamara S. Wolfson

Tamara Wolfson litigates commercial cases, and represents insurers and insureds in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

In addition, Tamara counsels insurers and insureds on emerging insurance issues and exposures, such as privacy and cyber risks. She drafts and negotiates policy forms and endorsements, both standard and manuscript.

Tamara’s work for insurers includes advising on coverage, claims-handling and regulatory issues. She has successfully represented insurers in many declaratory judgement and bad faith/extra-contractual liability suits.

She concentrates in professional liability, commercial liability, and directors and officers (D&O) insurance, employment practices (EPL) and errors and omissions (E&O) coverage.

Firm Overview:

What Brings Us Together Sets Us Apart

Anderson & Kreiger’s attorneys focus their work in the areas of litigation, public law, environmental, real estate, construction, insurance, internal investigations and airports. Our style is open, collegial, practical and efficient. From high stakes litigation and complex transactions to public interest issues, we believe in our clients and our work.

J. W. Carney Jr.

J. W. Carney, Jr. is a criminal defense attorney who practices in all State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts. He has been voted by his peers as one of The Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts (out of over 50,000 attorneys), and Boston magazine identified him as one of The Five Best Private Criminal Defense Attorneys in the state. The preeminent legal publication in Massachusetts called him one of The Most Influential Lawyers in Massachusetts, a list that included the Governor and the Chief Justice of the courts. He also has been included in the annual publication The Best Lawyers in America since 1998.

Mr. Carney is skilled in all aspects of criminal defense, including pre-indictment investigations, arraignments, bail hearings, motion practice, plea bargain negotiations, jury trials, sentencing hearings, and appeals. He has handled thousands of cases over his career in the District, Superior, and Federal Courts, including over one hundred and seventy-five jury trials of major felonies.

After graduating from Holy Cross College (1975) and Boston College Law School (1978), he began his career as a full-time public defender in Boston from 1978 to 1983. Mr. Carney was appointed an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County in 1983, where he remained until 1988. The District Attorney named him the team leader of a group of prosecutors who handled the most serious cases, including murder and manslaughter, sexual abuse of children and adults, domestic violence, major motor vehicle offenses, drug trafficking, and white collar prosecutions.

Mr. Carney currently represents clients at every stage of the criminal justice system. Many individuals are under investigation by the police or the grand jury, and Mr. Carney ensures that their rights are protected zealously. The majority of these clients are never formally charged with a crime.

A typical client of Mr. Carney has had minimal or no prior contact with the Courts, and is an adult or juvenile facing the most serious situation he or she has ever encountered. Mr. Carney prides himself on giving each one his personal attention, and limits his caseload to meet this goal. Moreover, he is able to employ a team of lawyers and support staff for each case, and draw on skilled investigators and experts to ensure that the client receives the very best defense. If a conviction to some of the charges is inevitable, Mr. Carney presents creative sentencing proposals to the Court which emphasize treatment, not incarceration.

Mr. Carney’s typical caseload includes allegations of homicide; white collar crimes; domestic violence; Federal mail and wire fraud; drug offenses; serious crimes of violence; bank, regulatory agency or government fraud; sexual abuse of children and adults; juveniles; arson; and major motor vehicle violations, including operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs and motor vehicle homicide. His practice before Regulatory Boards focuses on the suspension of professional licenses and other disciplinary proceedings against lawyers and doctors, among others. Mr. Carney puts a special emphasis in his criminal cases on mental health defenses, expert witnesses, creative sentencing proposals, and the representation of professionals.

He has handled many high-profile cases, including the first trial presented in its entirety in New England on cable television. He has been asked by courts to represent defendants in some of the most challenging criminal cases, including James “Whitey” Bulger, Tarek Mehanna (a terrorism case), and John Salvi (the murders at Brookline abortion clinics). Based on these experiences, Mr. Carney has been invited to address various legal groups on how to use enhanced media attention for the client’s benefit if publicity is a foregone conclusion, although his preference is to keep the client out of the spotlight.

J. W. Carney, Jr. is a contributing author to Massachusetts Criminal Practice, which is the leading authority on the defense of criminal cases in Massachusetts. Among the chapters he was asked to write are Opening Statements at trial, Closing Arguments, and Sentencing Advocacy. In addition, Mr. Carney is the editor of the treatise Massachusetts Evidence: A Courtroom Reference, which is relied upon by countless trial lawyers and judges. He also has contributed to Take the Witness: The Experts Speak On Cross-Examination. Mr. Carney frequently is asked to address continuing legal education programs for criminal defense lawyers, and has been the co-chairperson of the Annual Criminal Law Conference in Massachusetts on numerous occasions. In addition, he has made presentations to the annual educational conferences of the judges of the Superior Court and the Juvenile Court.

Mr. Carney has been a Fellow since 1996 of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is the most prestigious invitation-only bar association in the United States. He is a past President of the Boston College Law School Alumni Association, has been appointed to the oversight Criminal Justice Act Board by the Federal judges of Massachusetts, and is a past officer of the Boston Bar Association. He has served for seventeen years on the Judicial Nominating Commission, under five governors. The commission is a twenty-member group that advises Governors on the appointment of judges in Massachusetts.

When an individual is accused of a crime, his freedom, reputation, and career are at stake. The single most important factor in determining the outcome is often the expertise of the lawyer who represents him or her. Experience, commitment to the client, and a 36-year record of success ensures that J. W. Carney, Jr. will provide the very best defense.

Carson G. Burnham

Carson Burnham is our exclusively recommended International Labour & Employment Law expert in Massachusetts on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Carson directly using the contact details listed above.

Carson, Chair of the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins, along with her global team, manages worldwide labour and employment matters for clients and offers practical solutions to employment law issues in over 140 countries. Carson has extensive experience advising employers in how to resolve their cross-border employment issues and structure global transactions in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Carson specialises in worldwide Ethics Investigations for US- and European-Headquartered multinationals, strategic approaches to Employment-law issues in cross-border M&A, and international executive compensation and management. Carson regularly writes and speaks on all manner of topics important to multinational employers.

Why Choose Ogletree Deakins?

We provide coverage through 53 offices in 31 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. We represent employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

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