Robert G. Marasco

Biography

As a former federal prosecutor, Robert brings a unique perspective to his representation of clients. His experience allows him to mitigate the negative impact that civil lawsuits and government regulations and investigations have on the businesses and lives of his clients.

He aids clients in a wide spectrum of business situations. In the civil context, he acts as an outside general counsel to a variety of businesses advising on various legal and business matters, and also leads the strategic litigation needs of these businesses.  In the health care context, Robert advises clients, including independent physician associations, foundation-based physician groups, and other medical practices on health care compliance and fraud and abuse, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and defends clients against OIG health care audits and False Claims Act matters and governmental investigations. He also advises on compliance with health care privacy laws such as HIPAA and the California CMIA, investigates data privacy compliance, and responds to data breaches. Additionally, he has experience representing hospital medical staffs in disciplinary proceedings.

Robert’s experience as a former federal prosecutor allows him to ably counsel corporate and individual clients working through complex internal or government investigations, respond to subpoenas and investigative demands for interviews, or those facing criminal prosecution. This includes assisting clients with all aspects of litigation in matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. attorney’s offices, SEC, FINRA, FinCEN, OFAC, and state attorney general offices. He handles matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery provisions, money laundering, mail fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, and False Claims Act (qui tam/whistleblower) actions related to government contractors. He also counsels businesses on implementing internal compliance programs concerning the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering protections, FCPA, data privacy and security, and advises those in the marijuana industry regarding relevant local, state, and federal laws.

Additionally, Robert successfully has assisted corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals who have been victims of fraud recoup their losses.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • College of the Holy Cross  (A.B.)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section and Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Group
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court, active alumnus
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego, Board of Governors
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association, Southern District of California
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, White Collar Crime Committee
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Legal Ethics Committee
  • Superior Court of California, San Diego County, judge pro tem
  • Holy Cross Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Holy Cross Club of San Diego
  • San Diego Teen Court, volunteer judge
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office of DNJ Alumni Association, Board of Trustees
  • U.S. District Court, SDCA, Lawyer Representative (2018-2019 Alternate)
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, past Alumni Council and adjunct professor
  • The New Children’s Museum, Board of Directors

Distinctions

  • "Best of the Bar" by San Diego Business Journal (2015 - 2016)