MARC DURANT

 
Marc Durant was born and grew up in New York City. After distinguishing himself at Cornell University and Harvard Law School, he served as law clerk to United States District (later Circuit) Judge Walter K. Stapleton. Marc spent the following three years as a litigator in the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia offices of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis.

In 1975 Marc was offered a position as an Assistant United States Attorney in Manhattan and Philadelphia. Over the next six years he tried numerous criminal jury trials and rapidly rose through the ranks, serving in several supervisory positions including Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Marc was chief trial counsel in the nationally publicized "Move" trials. He played a key role in the "Abscam" prosecutions of federal and local elected officials charged with bribery and corruption in a F.B.I. undercover sting operation. Marc prosecuted and tried a number of other major cases as well.

In 1981 Marc entered private practice. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than a dozen month-long or longer federal jury trials, both civil and criminal. Several continued for three months or longer. Marc has been chief trial counsel in R.I.C.O., securities, Hobbs Act, F.D.A., antitrust and class actions. Since entering private practice, he has tried dozens of highly varied cases. He has been especially active in a wide variety of securities and financial cases, civil, criminal, and regulatory. He has handled a number of "parallel proceedings," which are complex multi-track matters such as major securities investigations leading to grand jury investigations, criminal indictments, civil actions and S.E.C. as well as state regulatory proceedings. They require lawyers able to cope with differing arenas.

Marc has long been active lecturing and teaching. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University Law School and a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he was an instructor in Prosecution Trial Advocacy at the United States Attorney General's Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C. Marc has authored law review articles and served as an Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. Marc has recently been involved with international financial investigations and has lectured to foreign attorneys about American extraterritorial jurisdiction and recent developments.

Marc is Martindale-Hubbel Peer Review Rated at AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5, the highest possible rating). He has been elected by his peers to highly selective honoraries, including The Top 100 Trial Lawyers (The National Trial Lawyers Organization); Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Lawyers of Distinction; and Super Lawyers.

Marc is admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania and many federal trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Email: mdurant@durantlaw.com

 

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