Mr. DeMarco is a partner whose practice concentration is civil litigation and white collar crime. He is a trial lawyer and has tried many cases in civil and criminal courts. Mr. DeMarco's clients include pharmaceutical manufacturers in cases that are as diverse as product liability claims and the pharmaceutical industry drug pricing litigation (AWP MDL-1456). He also represents medical device manufacturers in product liability litigation and public companies in securities class actions. Mr. DeMarco has also represented a petroleum company involved in mass tort litigation. Mr. DeMarco is currently advising The Kingdom of Spain concerning the ongoing litigation arising out of the Prestige oil spill off the coast of Spain, resulting in over 4 billion dollars in clean-up costs. Mr. DeMarco has recently tried to a successful verdict a commercial case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Empire Today, LLC v. National Floors Direct, Inc.; et al., No. 1:08-CV-11999-JLT), as well as a commercial dispute concerning the planning and development of the Armenian Genocide Museum in Washington, DC (The Armenian Assembly of America, Inc., et al. v. Gerard L. Cafesjian, et al., No. 07-1259, 08-255, 08-1254). Most recently, Mr. DeMarco Mr. DeMarco acted as lead international coordinating counsel for the Republic of Ecuador and their Central Bank in a British Commonwealth Court (Banco Central del Ecuador, et al. v. Ansbacher, et al., CL 648/96). He led the team to a significant victory for The Central Bank of Ecuador after a 20-year litigation against three brothers from one of the country’s wealthiest families. The Central Bank first filed its claim against Conticorp and the Ortega brothers in 1996 and it has since been disputed in more than a dozen hearings in the Bahamas, Ecuador and Florida. The recent ruling by the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty’s Privy Council in London overturned previous verdicts from the Bahamian Supreme Court in 2010 and a Bahamian appeals court in 2012. The court ordered that the defendants must repay US$600 million for loans granted to their bank during the 1990s that they backed with worthless assets.
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Prior to joining the firm, Mr. DeMarco served as an Assistant Register of Deeds, Assistant Recorder (Land Court) Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County, Boston, Massachusetts, where he prosecuted major crimes. He was appointed Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Boston and was specifically assigned to represent the Mayor of the City of Boston and the Boston Police Commissioner on special assignments including the Boston school desegregation case (Morgan v. Hennigan, et. al.) and police corruption. Mr. DeMarco has been a long-time supporter of the National Judicial College and is currently a Trustee of the College. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in “2017 Best Lawyers in America” in the practice areas of: Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense and Defendants Personal Injury Litigation. Mr. DeMarco has been included in “Best Lawyers in America” for over ten consecutive years. He has also been listed in Law Dragon Magazine’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and “500 Leading Litigators in America.” Mr. DeMarco’s peer rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory is AV® Preeminent (Very High General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability Rating). He has also been recognized by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.”