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.

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.

Marta García Bel

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

Marta is an associate based in our Milan office. She is a member of our dispute resolution practice group and specialises in commercial and investment arbitration in Latin America and in white collar defence and corporate crime.

Marta advises clients in investor-state arbitrations conducted under the ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, UNCITRAL and ICC rules. Her recent experience includes representing Governments and multinational companies with investments in Latin America, mainly in the electricity, oil & gas, energy, food distribution and telecommunications sectors.

During her time at Freshfields, Marta spent six months on secondment at Eni S.p.A, where she focused on energy-related disputes.

Furthermore, Marta also advises major banks and corporations, as well as their top executives and senior management, on corporate criminal liability and white collar crime matters, both in internal investigations carried out by Italian and foreign regulatory authorities and criminal proceedings before Italian courts.

Marta García Bel is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian, German and Catalan.

Firm Overview:

The world’s biggest international organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. We combine the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, wherever and whenever they arise.

Ramon J. Quisumbing

Ramon Quisumbing is the managing partner of Quisumbing Torres. He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Services (including Outsourcing) Industry Group of the firm. He has represented numerous multinational companies, including AT&T, The Dow Chemical Company, Cisco, Budget Rental, Occidental Chemical, Taisei, TeleTech, Agilent, Steelcase and Intel.

Practice Focus:

Ramon’s practice focuses on litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and international arbitration. He handles commercial, civil and appellate litigation.

Representative Legal Matters:

– Represents two of the world’s leading chemical companies in several cases filed by many thousands of banana plantation workers for the sterility they allegedly suffered from certain pesticides, which together constitute possibly the biggest damages/tort suits ever filed in the Philippines.
– Represents a Philippine subsidiary of a European sheet metals, industrial equipment and tools manufacturing company in a lease dispute with the owner-lessor of eight buildings leased by the client for its manufacturing plant.
– Represents and advises an international insurance brokering and financial services corporation based in the UK in litigation against a Philippine government-owned and controlled corporation to enforce a reinsurance agreement.
– Advises and represents an American multinational oil and gas exploration and production company in a suit filed by an international environmental organization before the Commission on Human Rights, seeking to hold many of the world’s largest oil, coal, cement, and mining companies liable for climate change-caused damages supposedly arising out of their carbon emissions.
– Represents the executors of a decedent’s estate in the probate of a foreign will and assist in the ancillary administration of properties in the Philippines.
– Represents private individuals in intestate proceedings and the administration of estates and real properties.

Professional Honors:

– Eminent Practitioner for Dispute Resolution and Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014-2018
– Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016-2018
– Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution and Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2008-2013
– Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global, 2008, 2010-2011

Professional Associations & Memberships:

– Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Member
– International Bar Association – Member
– New York State Bar Association – Member
– American Bar Association – Member

Admissions:

– Philippines (1991)
– New York~United States (1986)
– Virginia~United States (1980)
– District of Columbia~United States (1979)

Education:

– Georgetown University (J.D.) (1979)
– University of South Florida (B.S.) (1976)

Languages:

– English
– Filipino

Dennis Miralis

Dennis Miralis is a leading Australian criminal defence lawyer and adviser whose practice focuses on providing strategic legal representation in all aspects of complex local and international criminal law including:

  • White collar and corporate crime
  • Money laundering
  • Serious fraud
  • Murder
  • Commercial drug supply
  • Drug importation
  • Sexual assaults
  • Driving matters causing death

Dennis Miralis specialises in representing clients in transnational / international criminal law matters such as  assets forfeiture proceedings involving multiple jurisdictions (including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Russia, the UK, Canada, Europe, the USA and Mexico) as well as the following areas of transnational / international criminal law:

  • International money laundering law
  • International Proceeds of Crime law
  • Australian crime commission law
  • State crime commission laws
  • Transnational crime
  • Cyber-crime
  • Extradition law
  • Mutual Assistance in Criminal matters Law
  • Anti-Terrorism law
  • National Security law
  • International and Australian Surveillance law
  • Criminal intelligence law
  • Encryption law
  • Controlled Operations Law

Dennis Miralis appears in all courts throughout Australia and regularly travels outside of Australia for complex international / transnational criminal law matters.

Arild Dyngeland

Attorney Arild Dyngeland has been a lawyer from 1998. He is a permanent defender at the Norwegian Supreme Court, and has been a permanent defendant in Gulating Court of Appeal and Bergen District Court from 2006 to 2017.

Attorney Dyngeland is working on proceedings, both in criminal cases and civil disputes. He also takes other assignments for both private individuals and business customers, especially within contract law, family, shift and inheritance law. He has work experience as a judge from Bergen District Court.

Attorney Dyngeland is a member of the Danish Association of Lawyers Association and has for many years been a member of the Danish Association of Disciplinary Disciplinary Professions in Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane in the Advokatforeningen. He was chairman of the Defense Group’s / Advokatforeningens consultation committee for criminal law and criminal proceedings until December 2016.