Marcos (Marc) Daniel Jiménez is a former United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida recognized for his experience in high-profile and high stakes matters, including health care, class action, financial institutions, data privacy, real estate, entertainment, professional liability, intellectual property and antitrust disputes, as well as internal corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense matters.
Marc's recent engagements include the successful defense of a putative class action seeking to block his health care client's reorganization as a mutual insurance holding company and force a transfer of $1.6 billion to policyholders. He also recently defended a major financial institution in civil cases and parallel proceedings arising from one of the nation's largest Ponzi schemes. Earlier in his career, he was a member of President George W. Bush's legal team coordinating the Bush v. Gore cases. He also was one of the lead lawyers challenging the government's detention of refugees at the Guantanamo Bay naval station (Cuban American Bar Association v. Christopher, 43 F.3d 1412 (11th Cir. 1995)), for which he was profiled in The American Lawyer and accepted the Florida Supreme Court's Pro Bono Association Award on behalf of the refugees' counsel.
Marc's advocacy skills have been recognized in numerous publications. He has been featured in The National Law Journal's annual "Winning" issue, for his trial victory on behalf of Alltel Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon Wireless, in a deceptive trade practices action brought by the Florida Attorney General's Office seeking $20 million in damages and much higher penalties for negative option marketing practices. He is highly ranked by Chambers USA, which most recently noted Marc as an "outstanding lawyer" with broad experience in large-scale commercial disputes, and he is listed in five categories of The Best Lawyers in America, among other guides.
As United States attorney, Marc led a busy office of approximately 230 prosecutors in one of the nation's largest federal districts. He supervised a broad range of federal cases in national security, public corruption, business and securities fraud, money laundering, environmental, civil rights and other areas. During his tenure, Marc served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee, headed the nation's largest Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and focused on anti-terrorism efforts in the wake of 9/11. Marc earlier served as an assistant US attorney for four years, successfully first-chairing criminal trials and oral arguments on appeal.
In the health care area, Marc has well-rounded, in-depth knowledge as a result of his experience supervising health care fraud prosecutions, his defense of providers, insurers and other health care entities, and his prior service on the board of trustees for Baptist Health Systems, South Florida's largest health care organization. He has lectured on health care fraud at the American Bar Association's Health Care Fraud Institute and other conferences.
Marc is an active community and bar leader. He previously chaired the Florida Bar's Attorney-Client Privilege Task Force and Florida's Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. He is a member of an American Bar Association dialogue group that regularly meets with the US attorney general and his staff.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Marc is fluent in Spanish and has significant experience representing clients in and from Latin America. In 2002, Hispanic Business Magazine named him one of the nation's 100 most influential Hispanics.
Marc graduated in the top one percent in his class from the University of Miami School of Law, served as an associate editor of the University of Miami Law Review, and is a member of Iron Arrow, the University's highest honor.
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