Daniel N. Marx
Education Yale Law School, JD Yale University, BA
Clerkships Hon. Reena Raggi (2d Cir.) Hon. Allyne Ross (E.D.N.Y.)
Admissions Massachusetts New York District of Columbia D. Mass. D.D.C. S.D.N.Y. E.D.N.Y. 1st Cir. D.C. Cir. U.S. Supreme Court
Before launching the boutique law firm, Fick & Marx LLP, Daniel Marx worked as a litigator in three preeminent large law firms: Foley Hoag LLP in Boston; Williams & Connolly in Washington D.C., and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York. Most recently, Dan was a partner in the Litigation Department at Foley Hoag, where he worked primarily in the White Collar Crimes and Government Investigations Practice Group.
Throughout his career, Dan has aggressively and effectively represented a wide range of companies, non-profit institutions, senior executives and other individuals in criminal, regulatory and civil matters. He has substantial experience in the financial services, health care, pharmaceutical and technology industries as well as with public and private academic institutions. Dan has obtained jury verdicts in state and federal court for clients as both defendants and plaintiffs. He has successfully represented clients on appeal, including reversing federal and state convictions. Dan has also assisted clients with confidential internal investigations and provided strategic advice concerning compliance matters.
During nearly two decades in private law firms, Dan has maintained an active pro bono practice, defending indigent criminal defendants and civil rights plaintiffs. Over the past four years, along with the ACLU of Massachusetts, Dan represented petitioners who were wrongfully convicted of state drug offenses due to the criminal misconduct of two ex-chemists in state drug labs. That litigation culminated in an order by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court vacating approximately 40,000 tainted drug convictions, the largest mass dismissal of wrongful convictions in U.S. legal history.
Dan served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Reena Raggi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Allyne Ross on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Dan earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was awarded the Massey Prize for best client advocacy in the clinical legal program. He also won top prizes in the moot court and mock trial competitions. At YLS, Dan studied federal criminal law with the Honorable Nancy Gertner (Ret.), who is now of counsel to Fick & Marx LLP. Dan graduated from Yale College with a B.A., summa cum laude, in Ethics, Politics and Economics. For several years, he interned in New Haven City Hall, focusing on innovative drug policy and urban redevelopment initiatives. Dan was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar for his commitment to public service, leadership potential, and academic excellence.
Dan serves on the Board of Directors for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Boston and formely served on the Board of Directors for Temple Beth Zion in Brookline.