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Marcus A. Asner

Arnold & Porter LLP

New York, NY, USA

Marcus Asner is a partner in the white collar criminal defense practice group. His practice encompasses international and domestic criminal investigations and prosecutions, including complex business fraud cases, cases involving allegations of bank fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, accounting fraud, and securities fraud, and matters involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also handles complex civil litigation, including commercial, antitrust, and trade secret disputes. Mr. Asner has extensive experience in computer law and intellectual property disputes and investigations, criminal tax investigations and litigation, and public corruption investigations and prosecutions. He also has experience working closely with over a dozen law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Internal Revenue Service, and the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office, among others, both in the United States and abroad.

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Mr. Asner served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2000-2009), where he was the Chief of the Major Crimes and Computer Hacking/Intellectual Property Unit for two years (2007-2009). At the US Attorney's Office, Mr. Asner managed more than 200 criminal investigations and prosecutions, conducted over 15 trials, 20 appeals, and numerous evidentiary hearings. As Chief, he supervised 15 to 20 Assistant United States Attorneys involved in complex financial investigations and prosecutions.

He has experience in the prosecution of individuals and organizations involved in environmental and wildlife crime and art and antiquities fraud, and served as the bankruptcy fraud coordinator for the Southern District of New York. In private practice, he has handled expedited litigation matters in Delaware Chancery Court, and has worked on key securities fraud and antitrust actions, as well as complex commercial, healthcare, trade secret, and patent litigation.

Mr. Asner received his JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992, where he was Executive Editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform; he received an MS in mathematics from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School; and an AB in physics, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Asner clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable John Feikens of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Asner is a frequent speaker and panelist on FCPA, money laundering, identity theft, and other federal issues. Most recently, Mr. Asner was a guest speaker at the UK's Serious Fraud Office, lecturing on the US approach to cooperation and self reporting.

Practice Areas
White Collar Criminal Defense
Intellectual Property
Financial Services
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Global Anti-Corruption (FCPA)
Securities Enforcement and Litigation
FDA and Healthcare
Appellate and Supreme Court

JD, cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1992
MS in Mathematics, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, 1987
AB in Physics, with honors, University of Chicago, 1985

New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

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