Mr. Marsh’s practice is focused on complex litigation, including matters involving securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation on behalf of the firm’s institutional investor clients. As a member of the firm’s new matter and foreign securities litigation departments, Mr. Marsh, along with a team of attorneys, financial analysts, forensic accountants, and investigators, also counsels the firm’s institutional clients on their legal claims and options with respect to shareholder litigation worldwide.
Mr. Marsh currently represents the firm’s institutional investor clients as counsel in a number of significant actions, including the securities class action against Cobalt International. He also represents the firm’s clients in securities class actions brought against Rayonier Inc., EZCORP Inc., and Apollo Education Group relating to their misrepresentations to investors. Mr. Marsh also serves as counsel in a direct action against AIG for its financial crisis-era misrepresentations and omissions to investors, currently pending in California state court.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Marsh clerked for the Honorable Jerome Farris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was a senior associate at Irell & Manella. While at Irell & Manella, he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of matters, including representing one of the world’s largest gaming companies in a major securities class action.
Mr. Marsh has authored articles relating to class actions and the federal securities laws, including “Keeping Plaintiffs in the Driver’s Seat: The Supreme Court Rejects ‘Pick-off’ Settlement Offers,” published by the American Bar Association. He has also authored “More than One Way to Pick a Pocket: SEC Scrutiny of Private Equity Firms Reveals Widespread Abuses” and “All Eyes on the UK: Institutional investors monitor high-profile cases in the London High Court.” Mr. Marsh also occasionally hosts BLB&G’s Real-Time Speaker Series, a periodic firm presentation regarding issues of current interest to the institutional investor community.
Mr. Marsh earned his law degree from Stanford Law School, graduating with honors (“with Distinction”). While in law school, he served as an editor of the Stanford Law Review and authored "Preventing the Inevitable: The Benefits of Contractual Risk Engineering in Light of Venezuela’s Recent Oil Field Nationalization," 13 Stan. J. L. Bus. & Fin. 453 (2008).
The Southern California Super Lawyers magazine named Mr. Marsh a “Rising Star” for the years 2014, 2016, and 2017.