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 Energy. He also represents the firm’s clients in securities class actions against Quality Systems, Inc. and RH, Inc. relating to their misrepresentations to investors. Since joining the firm, Mr. Marsh has been an integral part of the teams that prosecuted securities class actions against Genworth Financial, Inc., Rayonier Inc., and EZCORP, Inc. – which together recovered over $300 million for investors.
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, arbitration, and the federal securities laws, including “Trump Administration Could Block Access To Courts” and “The Rising Tide of Dual-Class Shares: Recipe For Executive Entrenchment, Underperformance and Erosion of Shareholder Rights,” published in Pensions & Investments and The NAPPA Report, respectively. His further articles in publications such as Law360 and American Bar Association include “Keeping Plaintiffs in the Driver’s Seat: The Supreme Court Rejects ‘Pick-off’ Settlement Offers,” “Combating Objectionable Objections: Rule 23 Rules Committee Takes Aim At Frivolous Objections To Class Settlements,” “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, 2017 and 2018.