Marco Molina

Partner

Costa Mesa
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New York
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Overview

Marco Molina focuses his practice on international litigation and arbitration, complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, anti-corruption matters, white-collar criminal defense and bankruptcy litigation. Well-versed in foreign aspects of litigation, Marco brings a multilayered worldview to his practice.

Select Experience

  • Senior member of the team working as counsel to the court-appointed Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. In this capacity: 
    • conducted multinational investigations in the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean to trace billions of dollars of assets; 
    • drafted legal applications and other documents in U.S. and European tribunals to recover monies discovered as a result of these investigations; 
    • represented the trustee in foreign proceedings, including criminal proceedings in Austria and Liechtenstein as well as a civil trial in England.
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Experience

  • Senior member of the team working as counsel to the court-appointed Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. In this capacity: 
    • conducted multinational investigations in the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean to trace billions of dollars of assets; 
    • drafted legal applications and other documents in U.S. and European tribunals to recover monies discovered as a result of these investigations; 
    • represented the trustee in foreign proceedings, including criminal proceedings in Austria and Liechtenstein as well as a civil trial in England.
  • Represent Republic of Nicaragua in bilingual investor-State arbitration currently pending at ICSID and arising from the infrastructure sector.
  • Represent Republic of Nicaragua in Spanish-language commercial arbitration currently pending at the PCA under the UNCITRAL rules and arising from the agricultural sector.
  • Represent U.S. company in bilingual investor-State arbitration against the Republic of Peru currently pending at ICSID and arising from the energy sector.
  • Represent Mexican construction company in dispute with property owner that is subject to ICDR arbitration in New York.
  • Represent Mexican executive in securing Section 1782 discovery in aid of foreign proceeding.
  • Represent the Court-appointed Receiver in high-profile case concerning recovery of cryptocurrency assets worth tens of millions of dollars that were misappropriated in wide-scale fraud spanning numerous countries in Asia and the Caribbean.
  • Represent Colombian companies on issues concerning compliance with the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws.
  • Represent Mexican company in parallel cross-border disputes pending in the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Represented U.S. company in commercial arbitration currently pending at ICC and arising from the energy sector.
  • Representing Honduran construction company in dispute with property owner that is subject to AAA arbitration in New York and set to be conducted in Spanish.
  • Representing Mexican entertainment company in dispute with New York artist agency company that is subject to AAA arbitration in New York.
  • Representing Canadian sales company in contract dispute that is subject to AAA arbitration in Toronto.
  • Representing Israeli national in securing Section 1782 discovery in aid of Israeli proceedings.
  • Representing BVI liquidator in securing Section 1782 discovery in aid of BVI proceedings.
  • Represented a large Fortune 500 company with respect to FCPA investigations and other FCPA-related matters.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States (2021 to 2022)
    • Recommended in Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration 
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012 to 2021)

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Pro Bono

  • Supervises BakerHostetler's partnership with the Mexican Bar Association with respect to the representation of “Dreamers” seeking immigration counsel.
  • Supervises BakerHostetler's partnership with HerJustice with respect to the representation of low-income female clients seeking divorce counsel.

Prior Positions

  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP: Associate (2008 to 2010)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2010
  • New York, 2009
  • California, 2021

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., Miami University, 2005

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish