The issue of whether backdating is illegal, of whether the accounting rules-violations and financial damage to shareholders that it spawned are worthy of criminal prosecution, has been hotly debated ever since Mr. We’ve written about what founders and other business people can learn from this case ourselves, here and here.
Marmaro currently is representing a Kuwaiti logistics company against a criminal indictment and civil False Claims Act charges in one of the largest government contracting cases ever brought by the U. He also has represented audit and special committees of public companies in connection with internal investigations into various allegations. In addition, he has served as the president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the co-chairman of the Central District’s Attorneys Delegation to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and as the co-chairman of the Trial Practice Committee of the ABA’s Litigation Section. Marmaro also has taught civil trial practice at Southwestern Law School. Marmaro served as a law clerk to a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and as an assistant U. attorney in the Central District of California, where he was an assistant chief of the Criminal Division. Marmaro conducted and supervised numerous grand jury investigations and successfully prosecuted both individuals and companies for business-related crimes, and successfully argued numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.While not an exhaustive list, below are a few of the cases for which the firm has achieved noteworthy successful results for its clients.On behalf of a marketing firm, Johnson & Weaver pursued claims for breach of contract and fraud against the manufacturer of a weight loss product.*/ var render Promo Details = function(should Show Popover) ; /* CLAIM CODE REDEMPTION Promotion/GC redemption click handler.This will perform an ajax call to redeem a promotion or gift card and display an informative message upon return.