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Law Office of Marc Fernich


Though Fernich’s docket is varied – including famous and lesser-known clients alike – his higher profile cases garner significant press coverage. And in turn, his experience and expertise in prominent litigations – along with his academic credentials as an adjunct professor at Pace and Brooklyn law schools – make Fernich a popular legal analyst in the print and broadcast arenas.

Coupled with his teaching, writing and speaking activities, Fernich’s frequent media appearances render him a better communicator and a stronger advocate. Together, they help him cut to the heart of legal disputes and express abstract thoughts in plain English – great assets when talking to judges and juries, inuring to clients’ benefit.


Al Jazeera America Appearance on Ferguson, Mo. Investigation – Aug. 24, 2014 (Excerpt)

Al Jazeera America Appearance on Oct. 2013 Supreme Court Term – Jun. 28, 2014

Al Jazeera America Appearance on 2013-14 Supreme Court Highlights – Jan. 2, 2014

Fox Business Appearance on Obamacare Ruling – Jun. 29, 2012

Foxnews.com, “Hate Crime Charge for George Zimmerman?” – Mar. 27, 2012

CNN’s OutFront with Erin Burnett – Mar. 23, 2012

Richard French Live (RNN/FiOS1) Appearance on NFL Anthem Controversy – Oct. 11, 2017

LawNewz Network – Sept. 28, 2017

Richard French Live (RNN/FiOS1) Appearance on Scalia Legacy – Feb. 19, 2016

Richard French Live (RNN/FiOS1) Appearance on Desnudas Controversy – Aug. 19, 2015

Richard French Live (RNN/FiOS1) Appearance on Anti-Jihad Bus Ad – Apr. 22, 2015

Richard French Live (RNN/FiOS1) Appearance on Vaccination Debate – Feb. 4, 2015

Foxnews.com, “Emotional 911 Call Heard in Zimmerman Trial” – Jun. 26, 2013

Foxnews.com, “Zimmerman Trial, What to Expect from Opening Statements” – Jun. 21, 2013

Foxnews.com Appearance on Zimmerman Courtroom Styles – Jun. 19, 2013

Foxnews.com, “Chances for Impartial Jury in Zimmerman Trial” – Jun. 13, 2013

PIX 11 Interview on Sandusky Trial – Jun. 23, 2012

Associated Press Interview on Sandusky Trial – June 2012

CNN Headline News – Jun. 12, 2012

CNN Headline News – May 29, 2012 (Part Two)

CNN Headline News – May 29, 2012

Foxnews.com, “Supreme Court Prepares for Obamacare Hearing” – May 23, 2012


Trump Commuted Sentence for Man under Investigation for Other Crimes, CNN, Jan. 28, 2021 (Video)

Trump’s Last-Minute Pardon Frees Man Still Facing Accusations of ViolenceNew York Times, Jan. 22, 2021 

Trump Pardons Bannon, Lil Wayne, Broidy, but Not Himself, Bloomberg, Jan. 20, 2021

Will El Chapo’s Latest Appeal Get Him out of Jail Now? Film Daily, Sept. 10, 2020 

El Chapo Claims VICE’s Interview with a Juror Should Get Him a New Trial, VICE News, Sept. 9, 2020

El Chapo Appeals Life Sentence, Claiming His Trial Was Unfair, New York Post, Sept. 5, 2020

El Chapo Appeals Life Plus 30 Year Prison Sentence for Drug Conspiracy Conviction, New York Daily News, Sept. 5, 2020

Mexican Drug Boss El Chapo Appeals Life Sentence, Associated Press, Sept. 5, 2020

Video in Apparent Epstein Suicide Attempt Is Lost, US Says, Associated Press, Jan. 9, 2020

As Epstein Died, Guards Allegedly Shopped Online and Slept, Associated Press, Nov. 19, 2019

The 26-Year-Old Defense Attorney Whose First Two Clients Were El Chapo and Jeffrey Epstein, New York, Aug. 29, 2019

Epstein’s Death in ‘American gulag’ Will Fuel Conspiracies for Years – Lawyer, RT News, Aug. 20, 2019    

Nearby Inmate Heard Nothing when Jeffrey Epstein Died, Lawyer Says, NBC News, Aug. 12, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s Attorney Says Many Have ‘Blood on Their Hands’ after Apparent Suicide, Fox News, Aug. 10, 2019 

Florida Lawmaker: Look into Epstein Work Release from Jail, Associated Press, Jul. 23, 2019

El Chapo Appeals Life Sentence for Decades-Long Reign over Drug CartelNew York Post, Jul. 22, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Is Denied Bail in Sex Crimes CaseNew York Times, Jul. 18, 2019

Judge Rejects Bail for Financier and Sex Offender Jeffrey EpsteinUSA Today, Jul. 18, 2019

Epstein Says Friend Gave Him Fake Foreign Passport Used in 4 Countries, Daily Beast, Jul. 17, 2019

El Chapo Is Already on His Way to Supermax PrisonNew York Post, Jul. 17, 2019

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison, Associated Press, Jul. 17, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Claims He Had Passport Issued in 1980s with Fake Name because He Feared HijackingsNew York Daily News, Jul. 16, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Finances to Be Kept Secret ahead of New York Bail Hearing, Associated Press, Jul. 12, 2019

Trial Judge Rejects El Chapos Bid for New Trial over Claims of Potential Jury MisconductUSA Today, Jul. 3, 2019

Feds: El Chapo Doesn’t Deserve Retrial, Evidence against Drug Lord Was ‘Overwhelming, USA Today, Apr. 30, 2019

Brooklyn Feds Say Allegations of Juror Rule Breaking No Reason for Drug Kingpin El Chapo to Get a New Trial, New York Daily News, Apr. 29, 2019

2 Men Sentenced to Prison for $7.2M ‘Nutraceuticals’ Fraud, Law360, Apr. 16, 2019

El Chapo’s Attorneys Believe Jurors Ignored the Judge’s Instructions. Now They Want to Question All of Them, CNN, Mar. 26, 2019

‘El Chapo’ Lawyers Seek a Retrial of Convicted Drug Lord, Citing Potential Jury MisconductUSA Today, Mar. 26, 2019

El Chapo’s Lawyers File Motion for Retrial after Juror’s Tell-All Interview, New York Post, Mar. 26, 2019

El Chapo Demands New Trial after Allegations of Juror MisconductNew York Daily News, Mar. 26, 2019

El Chapo’ Lawyers Ask for New Trial, amNewYork, Mar. 26, 2019

Will El Chapo Get a New Trial Due to Jury Misconduct? Experts, High-Profile Jurors Weigh in, Observer, Mar. 4, 2019

El Chapo Jurors May Have Seriously Screwed up, Rolling Stone, Mar. 1, 2019 

El Chapo Jurors Could Be in Legal Trouble for Criminal Contempt as Defense Counsel Readies Push for Mistrial, Fox News, Mar. 1, 2019

El Chapo Hires Fourth Lawyer to Join Legal Team after Jury Scandal, New York Post, Feb. 25, 2019

Luchese Crime Family Scion Hopes Polygraph, Severance from Namesake Dad’s Case Can Produce Acquittal, New York Daily News, Dec. 9, 2018

Guilty Pleas in ‘Extraordinary’ Case of the Turncoat Who Videotaped His Mob Induction, ganglandnews.com, Nov. 8, 2018

Accusations of Assault Open to Schneiderman to Possible Criminal Charges, New York Law Journal, May 8, 2018

Socialite Busted in Alleged Jew-Bashing Beatdown Shows off Injury in CourtNew York Post, Feb. 15, 2018

Judge Slams Shoddy Work by the Feds, but Keeps Reputed Capo in the Slammer, ganglandnews.com, Jan. 25, 2018

Top Story of 2017 Is Videotaped Bonanno Family Introduction, ganglandnews.com, Dec. 28, 2017

Mob Prince Looks to Appeals Court for Brithday Present, ganglandnews.com, Oct. 12, 2017

Colombo Mobster ‘Little Dino’ Who Is Serving 50 Years Loses Bid to Have Murder Conspiracy Conviction TossedNew York Daily News, Oct. 6, 2017

Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’’s Pursuit of Private Defense Team Hits Snag, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 14, 2017

Judge Won’t Force Prosecutors over ‘El Chapo’ Fee Issue, Newsday, Aug. 14, 2017

El Chapo’s Drug Money May Be Too Dirty for Lawyers to Take, Daily Beast, Aug. 14, 2017

No Promises El Chapo’s Legal Fees Won’t Be Forfeited, Feds Say, amNewYork, Aug. 11, 2017

‘El Chapo’ Guzman Hires Top Defence Legal Team, BBC News, 9 Aug. 2017

El Chapo Is Lawyering up with a Seasoned Criminal Defense Team, Time, Aug. 8, 2017

El Chapo Enlists John Gotti’s Attorney, Other Heavy-Hitting Lawyers for Trial against the Feds, New York Daily News, Aug. 8, 2017

El Chapo Gives up Public Defenders and Hires a Private Lawyer, New York Times, Aug. 8, 2017

Prison-Bound Crime Family Scion Is Saugerties Businessman, hv1, Jul. 31, 2017

Mob Prince Appeals Five Year Sentence for Loansharking, ganglandnews.com, Jul. 27, 2017

Kingpin Drug Dealer Says He Was Unfairly Snared in a Left Coast Wiretap Mill, ganglandnews.com, Jul. 20, 2017

Little Dino Wants out of the 50 Years Club, ganglandnews.com, Jul. 13, 2017

Cops Accused of Accepting Bribes Hope de Blasio Ruling Bails Them outNew York Post, Apr. 1, 2017

Ex-Cop Who Pulled out Penis on Subway Gets 1-Year Jail SentenceNew York Post, Feb. 7, 2017

Judge Sentences Ex-Cop Who Masturbated in Subway Station to One Year in Prison, Gothamist, Feb. 7, 2017

NY Atty, Wife Get 2 Years’ Probation for Visa Fraud Scheme, Law360, Feb. 1, 2017

Malcolm Smith Still Doesn’t Think He Deserves Jail TimeNew York Post, Oct. 6, 2016

NY Atty and Wife Pay $1M for H1-B Visa Fraud Scheme, Law360, Jul. 1, 2016

Judge Jabs Son of Colombo Family Boss; Orders Special Sentencing Hearing, ganglandnews.com, Jun. 9, 2016

Rocky Start, Smooth Finish for Mob Prince’s First Meeting with New Judge, ganglandnews.com, Jan. 21, 2016

Mob Prince Battles Prosecutors over Loan-Sharking SentenceNew York Post, Jan. 19, 2016

2nd Cir. Affirms Convictions of City Time Fraud Trio, Law360, Nov. 30, 2015

Disgraced Official Malcolm Smith Begins 7-Year Prison TermNew York Post, Nov. 6, 2015

Ex-NY Senator: Delay My Prison Term for Seminar on Prison, Associated Press, Oct. 31, 2015

Malcolm Smith, Ex-State Senator Sentenced to Prison for Bribery, Trying to Delay Surrender to Attend Seminar about Jail, New York Daily News, Oct. 30, 2015 

Ex-State Sen. Malcolm Smith Wants to Go to ‘Inmate School’ to Prep for PrisonNew York Post, Oct. 30, 2015  

Copying Justified by Border Search Doctrine, Circuit SaysNew York Law Journal, Oct. 5, 2015

Smith, Tabone Deal with Problems before PrisonTimes Ledger, Oct. 1, 2015

Bharara’s Deputy Wall Street Cop Brings CV Pairing Citi, Gotti, BloombergBusiness, Aug. 3, 2015

After Asbestos Indictment, Oddo Says He’ll Block Mount Manresa Construction, Staten Island Advance, Jun. 25, 2015

Defense Atty Groups Blast Bharara’s Silver Media Blitz, Law360, Mar. 12, 2015

Mob Prince: They Did It Again; I Want My Plea Back, ganglandnews.com, Jan. 22, 2015

Lufthansa Heist Arrest the Top Mob Story of 2014, ganglandnews.com, Jan. 1, 2015

Mob Prince and Feds Face off over Withdrawal of Guilty Plea, ganglandnews.com, Oct. 30, 2014

Circuit Rejects Claims U.S. Evidence Tainted Trial, New York Law Journal, Oct. 23, 2014

Mob Prince Moves Forward to Take Back His Guilty Plea, ganglandnews.com, Oct. 2, 2014

Mob Prince and Feds Move into the ‘Bizarro World,’ ganglandnews.com, Sept. 18, 2014  

Son of Colombo Crime Boss Wants His Guilty Plea Removed, New York Daily News, Sept. 16, 2014

Bad Apples in Ferguson, CounterPunch, Aug. 29, 2014

Residents of Ferguson Prepare to Bury Michael Brown, Al Jazeera America, Aug. 25, 2014

Restaurateur Freed Because His Gunpoint Extortion Attempt Failed, New York Post, Jul. 30, 2014 

Can Society Right a Wrong? The Central Park 5 Settlement, The Huffington Post, Jul. 7, 2014

Bruce Cutler Returns to the Scene of the Crime, ganglandnews.com, Jul. 3, 2014

Michael Persico Gets New Lawyer, and Two-Month Delay on His Judgment Day, ganglandnews.com, May 8, 2014

Mobster Whines about ‘Ridiculous’ 5-Year Jail Sentence, New York Post, Apr. 30, 2014

Banana Mogul Thomas Hoey Boosts Defense Team in Federal Case, Newsday, Apr. 29, 2014

New Jersey Man Who Led Massive Sports Betting Ring with Russian Mob Boss Hit with 5-Year Prison Sentence, New York Daily News, Apr. 29, 2014

Crybaby Extortionist Wins, and Wants the World to Know about It, ganglandnews.com, Apr. 10, 2014

New York’s Highest Court Upholds Manhattan Stripper Murder ConvictionNew York Daily News, Jan. 22, 2014

Murder Case Prompts Debate on How to Probe for ConflictsNew York Law Journal, Jan. 22, 2014

2 Face Court-Martial in Naval Academy Assault CaseNew York Times, Oct. 10, 2013

Shackled Defendant Denied Fair Trial, Circuit Concludes, New York Law Journal, Sept. 6, 2013

Conviction of Shackled Defendant in NY Dismissed, Associated Press, Sept. 5, 2013

Substantially Incapacitated: Alleged Victim’s Ability to Consent Key as Naval Academy Sexual Assault Hearing Ends, NBC News, Sept. 4, 2013

Naval Academy Accuser’s Friend Testifies About Her Cryptic Remarks, NBC News, Sept. 2, 2013

Aggressive Tactics Highlight the Rigors of Military Rape CasesBaltimore Sun, Sept. 1, 2013


America’s Radio News Network on Obamacare – June 2012

WWL AM/FM Radio New Orleans on Trayvon Martin Case – April 12, 2012

CBS Pittsburgh NewsRadio 1020 KDKA on Trayvon Martin Case – April 11, 2012

WFAN Radio New York on Rutgers Webcam Case – March 18, 2012

Wall Street Journal Radio – March 7, 2012

America’s Radio News Network on Trayvon Martin Case – 2012