Philip J. Marino, Senior Associate
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Mr. Marino joined Block & Leviton as a senior associate in April 2012. He focuses his practice on securities litigation and consumer protection issues. He gained extensive experience in complex litigation as an associate with a Boston securities litigation firm and, in addition, practiced at Goodwin Procter LLP where he was a member of the securities litigation group.
Mr. Marino has considerable experience litigating cases involving mortgage-backed securities (MBS). For example, he represented the Wyoming State Treasurer's Office and the Wyoming Retirement System in the In re IndyMac Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation, 09-Civ.-04583 (S.D.N.Y.). While with Goodwin Procter LLP, Mr. Marino gained valuable experience regarding these issues from the Defendants' perspective as he represented first Countrywide and then Bank of America in a number of MBS lawsuits.
Mr. Marino has litigated on behalf of investors in a variety of class actions. He is currently part of the team representing the Ohio Pension Funds in the In re BP plc Securities Litigation, 4:10-md-02185 (S.D. Tex), where he is working to recover investor losses related to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the resultant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Marino is also currently representing the Brockton Retirement Board in the In re Google Inc. Class C Shareholder Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 7469-CS (Del. Ch.), where Block & Leviton is litigating to protect shareholder interests in Google's controversial plan to split its Class A shares. Furthermore, Mr. Marino has represented the Oklahoma Firefighter's Pension and Retirement System in In re Smith & Wesson Corp. Securities Litigation, 07-cv-30238 (D. Mass.).
Mr. Marino received his undergraduate degree from Boston College before receiving his law degree from Cornell Law School. Mr. Marino is admitted to the Bar of Massachusetts.