Marc J. Armas


212 335 2385

Marc is an experienced litigator, trial lawyer, and investigator whose practice focuses on white collar criminal and regulatory defense, crisis management, and internal investigations. He has handled a wide range of business crimes and investigations-related matters, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), False Claims Act (FCA), and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), along with allegations of insider trading, digital currency theft, money laundering, sanctions violations, financial fraud, and market manipulation. Marc has also led the transaction review of an independent monitorship of a major financial institution, pursuant to a consent order of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), counsel to an independent consultant conducting the review of a sanctions compliance program of a foreign bank, pursuant to a consent order of the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), and has extensive experience representing individuals in various federal and state criminal matters.

Marc previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey (DNJ) and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. During law school, Marc worked with several governmental agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the New York City Police Department, and the Office of the Counselor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Before law school, Marc served on active duty as an officer in the United States Coast Guard, where he was stationed aboard a High Endurance Cutter and as part of a maritime counter-terrorism response team. During his time in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, Marc also was designated as a Reserves Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer.

Marc is the co-author of “New CFTC Enforcement Policy May Finally Deter Recidivists” in Law360 (November 6, 2023), “Internal Investigations Remain Crucial Before Self-Reporting Corporate Malfeasance Under Revised DOJ Policy” in the New York Law Journal (February 15, 2023),  “DOJ Launches COVID-19-Related Fraud and Price Gouging Cases” in the New York Law Journal (May 14, 2020), and “Financial Institutions: Are You Ready for Your Cyber-Exam?” in the New York Law Journal (June 15, 2017),


Pro Bono Service Award and Thomas McGinnis Grant, Rutgers School of Law Public Interest Law Forum

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Community Activities

  • Member, Maritime Law Association of the U.S.
  • Member, New York City Bar Association Admiralty Committee
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the New York Council to the Navy League
  • Member, Coast Guard Foundation
  • Member, Event Committee of Her Justice
  • Guest Lecturer on Criminal Law, Fordham University and Monroe College