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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


Gambino Goodfellas Not That Bad, Home for Thanksgiving, ganglandnews.com, Nov. 23, 2023

Feds Seek 14 Years for Russian in $98M Hack-and-Trade Case, Law360, Aug. 3, 2023

How Did Jeffrey Epstein Die? Still No Answers from DOJ OIG, Scripps News, Jun. 22, 2023

Server Link Can’t Save Russian Hacking Verdict, Judge Told, Law360, May 23, 2023

Convicted Russian Says Feds’ Venue ‘Own Goal’ Nixes Verdict, Law360, Apr. 10, 2023

Russian Says $90M Hack-and-Trade Verdict Cannot Stand, Law360, Mar. 13, 2023

US Jury Convicts Russian Businessman in $90-Million Hacking and Insider Trading Scheme, CNN, Feb. 14, 2023

Russian Tech Tycoon Convicted in $90 Million Insider Trading and Hacking SchemeBoston Globe, Feb. 14, 2023

Russian National Convicted of $90M Hack-and-Trade Scheme, Law360, Feb. 14, 2023

Jury Mulls if Russian Is ‘Trading GOAT’ or ‘Convenient Target’, Law360, Feb. 10, 2023

Appeals Court to Entertain NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere’s Bid for New Judge, Albany Times Union, Jan. 18, 2023

Putin References Banned at Russian’s Hack-and-Trade Trial, Law360, Jan, 12, 2023 

Project Veritas Says It Provided $20,500 in ‘Excess Benefits’ to Its FounderNew York Times, Dec. 12, 2022

Attorneys Lichtman, Fernich Agree to Represent Conservative Media CriticNew York Law Journal, Nov. 17, 2022

Russian Can’t Trim Stock Fraud from Hack-and-Trade Case, Law360, Oct. 31, 2022

Matt Gaetz’s GOP Opponent Launches Ad Suggesting He Was Mar-a-Lago Informant, Independent, Aug. 17, 2022

Jerry Shargel Was ‘Good,’ Not a Potato, ganglandnews.com, Jul. 21, 2022

Veterinarian Gets 11 Years in Horse Doping Crackdown, Law360, Jul. 11, 2022

NXIVM Leader Raniere Wants New Judge to Consider Claims He Was FramedAlbany Times Union, May 8, 2022

Sex Cult Leader Keith Raniere Wants Judge Who Can Overturn His Conviction to Recuse HimselfNew York Daily News, May 6, 2022

Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Funnel Cash to Legal Defense Fund Run by Eastman Memo Author, Salon, Apr. 18, 2022

Federal Prosecutors Going after Alleged Russian Hacker Mistakenly Turn over Unrelated Case Documents, Lawyer Says, CyberScoop, Apr. 11, 2022 

Fishman Asks Court to Focus Sentencing on One Charge, BloodHorse, Mar. 9, 2022

2nd Investor Says CanaFarma Hemp Execs Stole $4M, Law360, Feb. 25, 2022

Vet Guilty in Horse Doping Scandal That Busted Famed Trainer, Law360, Feb. 3, 2022

Gaetz’s Fundraising Dips as Sex Trafficking Investigation Intensifies, ABC News, Feb. 2, 2022

Matt Gaetz Campaign Donations Shrivel up as Prosecutors Intensify His Sex Trafficking InvestigationDaily Mail, Feb. 2, 2022

How Matt Gaetz’s Battered Campaign Bled Almost $100,000 in 2021, Daily Beast, Feb. 1, 2022

Fishman Absent from Court after Wiretaps Reveal Him Bragging about Dubai SalesThoroughbred Daily News, Jan. 31, 2022

Fishman Reveals $2 Million ‘Program’ with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashad al Maktoum’s Equine Hospital, Paulick Report, Jan. 31, 2022 

Despite Appeal, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Is Spending Life in Prison without Parole, mitu, Jan. 27, 2022 

Jury Hears Wiretaps in Fishman TrialThoroughbred Daily News, Jan. 25, 2022

El Chapo Conviction Upheld by Federal Appeals Court, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 25, 2022

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’s’ Appeal Efforts Rejected by US Court; Attorneys Intend to Appeal to SCOTUS, Fox News, Jan. 25, 2022

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Notorious Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo,’ CNN, Jan. 25, 2022

‘El Chapo’ Conviction Upheld after AppealRolling Stone, Jan. 25, 2022

Derrota Legal para El Chapo, Telemundo, Jan. 25, 2022 (Video) 

El Chapo’s Drug Trafficking Conviction Upheld by Federal Appeals CourtNew York Post, Jan. 25, 2022

NYC Appeals Court Upholds El Chapo Conviction, New York Daily News, Jan. 25, 2022

Mexican Cartel Leader El Chapo’s Life Sentence Is Upheld after New York Court Denies His Appeal, Daily Mail, Jan. 25, 2022

Cartel Leader ‘El Chapo’ Joaquin Guzman to Stay in Prison for Life after Appeal RejectionNewsweek, Jan. 25. 2022

Conviction of Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court, Reuters, Jan. 25, 2022

US Court Upholds Conviction of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, yahoo! news/The Hill, Jan. 25, 2022

Can Matt Gaetz Survive a Real World Scandal? Spectator USA, Jan. 24, 2022 

Mistrial Declared for Giannelli in Horse Doping Trial, BloodHorse, Jan. 24, 2022

Ghislaine Maxwell Should Get a New Trial over Juror Abuse Revelations, Legal Experts SayFortune/Bloomberg, Jan. 13, 2022

Fishman Adds Lawyer Known for Defending Controversial ClientsThoroughbred Daily News, Jan. 10, 2022

Ghislaine Maxwell Jury Confronts Rare Case Alleging Female Sexual PredatorBusiness Standard/Bloomberg, Nov. 29, 2021

Former Epstein Lawyer Drops out of Appeal for NXIVM Leader RaniereAlbany Times Union, Nov. 11, 2021

Duo Accused of Cannabis Investor Scam Waives Atty Conflict, Law360, Nov. 4, 2021

Drug Kingpin El Chapo Appealing Life Sentence over ‘Jury Misconduct’ Claims, Daily Star, Oct. 27, 2021

El Chapo’s Appeal Hinges on a Story by VICE News, VICE News, Oct. 26, 2021

New York Appeals Court Hears Claims of Jury Bias at ‘El Chapo’ Trial, Daily Mail, Oct. 26, 2021

El Chapo Lawyer Seeks New Trial over Alleged Jury MisconductThe Wall Street Journal, Oct. 25, 2021 

‘El Chapo’ Lawyer Argues for New Trial, Alleging Jury MisconductRolling Stone, Oct. 25, 2021

El Chapo’s Attorney Argues Conviction Should Be Overturned Due to Biased JuryNewsweek, Oct. 25, 2021 

Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Appeals Conviction, Argues Jury Bias and Conditions in ‘Modern Dungeon,’ Fox News, Oct. 25, 2021

El Chapo ‘Jury Misconduct’ Warrants New Trial for Drug Lord, Attorney ArguesNew York Post, Oct. 25, 2021

El Chapo Lawyer Argues for New Trial, Claims Jury MisconductNew York Daily News, Oct. 25, 2021

El Chapo Appeals His Conviction, Argues for New Trial, ABC News, Oct. 25, 2021

Appeals Court Hears Claims of Jury Bias at ‘El Chapo’ Trial, Associated Press, Oct. 25, 2021

El Chapo Clamors for New Trial, Alleging Juror Misconduct, Courthouse News Service, Oct. 25, 2021 

Top Justice Department Prosecutors Join Matt Gaetz Case, Florida Politics, Oct. 22, 2021

Matt Gaetz Is Still Blacklisted from Fox News – And His Fundraising Has Taken a Major Hit, Raw Story, Oct. 21, 2021

Updated: Did Attorney Violate Attorney-Client Privilege by Suggesting Raniere Is Broke? Opinions Differ, Frank Report, Oct. 21, 2021

Feds: Raniere Loyalist Had Off-Limits Evidence, Naked Images of VictimAlbany Times Union, Oct. 14, 2021

What Matt Gaetz’s Legal Lineup Says about His Troubles, Daily Beast, Sept. 27, 2021

Matt Gaetz’s Line-up of High-Powered Defense Attorneys Suggest He Is Expecting a Criminal Trial and ‘Grave Charges’ over Allegations He Trafficked a 14-Year-Old Girl, Report ClaimsDaily Mail, Sept. 27, 2021

Matt Gaetz Campaign Hires Jeffrey Epstein Lawyer in Connection to Justice Department Investigation, Report ClaimsIndependent, Sept. 27, 2021

Matt Gaetz’s Legal Lineup Suggests He’s Expecting a Trial – Possibly on ‘Grave’ Charges: Report, Raw Story, Sept. 27, 2021

This $100,000 Donation by Matt Gaetz Raises All the Eyebrows, Daily Beast, Sept. 20, 2021

Lawyer Joel Winograd, Mensch, Mentor, & a ‘Wow Human Being,’ Dead at 81, ganglandnews.com, Jul. 22, 2021

Nxivm Leader Keith Raniere Ordered to Pay Almost $3.5M to VictimsNew York Post, Jul. 20, 2021

NYC Judge in Courtroom Screaming Match with Sex Cult Lawyer Who Wanted Hearing Delayed to Attend Colleague’s Funeral, New York Daily News, Jul. 20, 2021

Gaetz Campaign Hired Law Firm Used by Jeffrey Epstein, Campaign Filing Shows, The Hill, Jul. 16, 2021

Matt Gaetz’s Campaign Paid $25K to a Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Represented Jeffrey Epstein, New Records ShowBusiness Insider, Jul. 16, 2021

Matt Gaetz’s Campaign Paid $25,000 to Lawyer Who Represented Jeffrey EpsteinWashington Post, Jul. 15, 2021

Matt Gaetz Used Campaign Cash to Pay Roger Stone – and Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyer, Salon, Jul. 15, 2021  

Raniere’s Legal Team a Revolving Door as ‘El Chapo’ and Epstein Lawyers Take over, ABC News, Jul. 13, 2021 

NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Adds Ex-Jeffrey Epstein Lawyer to Legal Team, Newsweek, Jul. 5, 2021

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


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