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— We are pleased to announce that two of our partners have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys: Susan K. Bozorgi –  Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Susan W. Van Dusen – Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Criminal Defense: General Practice.

— We are pleased to announce that Susan W. Van Dusen, who has practiced as a criminal defense attorney since 1980, has become a Partner at Marrero Bozorgi. She and her former law partner, Albert J. Krieger (now retired), gained a national reputation representing individuals and corporations in complex federal conspiracy, money laundering, and racketeering prosecutions, and other government enforcement matters.  She has extensive jury trial experience and has litigated matters throughout the United States and in multiple foreign jurisdictions. Susan is a long-time Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers; serves as the co-chair of the Lawyers’ Assistance Strike Force for the NACDL and is a faculty member of the Trial Skills Academy of Institue for Criminal Defense Advocacy. She has published and lectured extensively throughout the country on issues of ethics and trial advocacy.

Susan Bozorgi will be moderating a panel at the ABA Annual White Collar Crime National Institute, February 28 – March 2, 2018, entitled “Women in the First Chair in High Profile White Collar Cases.” The panel, whose members include Cris Arguedas, San Francisco; Susan Brune, New York; Jamila Hall, Atlanta; and Beth Wilkinson, Washington, D.C., will be held March 1 at the Marriott Marquis Marina Hotel, San Diego.The panel will highlight recent high-profile white collar cases in which women lawyers serve as lead counsel in the first chair role. The women panelists will discuss management of client relationships and expectations, including dealing with boards and executives, leading a large team, developing a litigation strategy when working with a team, and navigating media attention, and will provide practical tips on how to gain first chair experience in white collar cases.

Susan Bozorgi was reappointed as Co-Chair, Defense Function Committee, Criminal Justice Section of the ABA.

Susan Bozorgi taught at the White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson, March 16-19, 2017.

Marrero Bozorgi co-sponsored a breakfast for the Women White Collar Defense Association Annual event in Ft. Lauderdale on March 8, 2017. Joining Susan Bozorgi in the photo below are Jackie Arango, Katie Phang, AP Capaldo, Rebekah Poston, Cory Shade, Niza Motola, Susan Bozorgi, and Lilly Ann Sanchez.

Yery Marrero was a panelist speaker on February 26, 2017 at the 5th Annual Bench and Bar conference. She spoke on the topic of “Dynamic Depositions” along with other judges and prominent partners and colleagues of other firms.

Susan Bozorgi, Co-chair of the Florida Chapter of the Women White Collar Defense Association, helped organize a luncheon by the Association for the legal community with a female General Counsel Panel sponsored by Greenberg Traurig on December 6, 2016.

From left to right: Jill Granat, General Counsel, Burger King; Cory Shade, General Counsel, Perry Ellis International, Inc.; Lin Cherry, General Counsel, HBO Latin America Group; Susan Bozorgi; Grace Mora, Vice President and General Counsel, Fontainebleau Miami Beach; and Jackie Becerra, Partner, Greenberg Traurig.

Susan Bozorgi, Co-Chair of the Florida Chapter of the Women White Collar Defense Association helped organize a breakfast by the Association for members sponsored and hosted by Akerman, LLP on November 11th, 2016.

Susan Bozorgi was appointed co-chair of the Defense Function Committee under the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association for the term of August 2016 through August 2017.

Susan Bozorgi, Co-Chair of the Florida Chapter of the Women White Collar Defense Association, helped organize a breakfast by the Association for members, sponsored and hosted by Morgan Lewis on June 7, 2016

— We are pleased to announce that Susan W. Van Dusen has become Of Counsel to the firm. Ms. Van Dusen has practiced as a criminal defense attorney since 1980. Read More

Susan Bozorgi and Yery Marrero had an acquittal on a drug case which happened to be the first acquittal in the southern district of Florida pertaining to this particular drug called Flakka. Read More

Susan Bozorgi was named in Best Lawyers for White Collar Defense 2017, for the second consecutive year. Marrero Bozorgi named Best Law Firm 2017 by Best Lawyers-U.S. News.

Susan Bozorgi was named Co-Chair of Defense Function 2015-2016, August 2015.

Susan Bozorgi was quoted in American Bar Association (ABA), Litigation Journal Summer 2015 edition. Dealing with the Press in High-Profile Cases; How to Neutralize the 13th Juror

Susan Bozorgi presented guarantee of counsel First Appearance Resolution before ABA Criminal Justice Council, April 2015 American Bar Association Criminal Justice Leadership and Council Meetings in St. Petersburg, FL.

Susan Bozorgi was speaker at UM Steve Chaykin Ethics Conference, May 2015. Speaker on panel at University of Miami Ethics Conference on Legal Ethics & Social Media.

Susan Bozorgi and her blog were highlighted in “Above the Law,” March 2015

Susan Bozorgi attended the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, March 2015, New Orleans, LA and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Board Meeting, February 2015, New Orleans, LA.

— NACDL organizes Women’s Initiative Event White Collar Conference, Washington, DC.

Susan Bozorgi and Norman Reimer presented preview to resolution to CJS Council Defense Function Committee Meeting, ABA, Criminal Justice Section Fall meeting, Washington, DC.

News Prior to 2015

Susan Bozorgi panelist at University of Miami on White Collar Crime, September 2014. Speaker on panel on white collar crime at the University of Miami, School of Law.

Susan Bozorgi serves as co-chair of ABA Defense Function Committee, October 2014. Appointed as co-chair of ABA, Criminal Justice Section, Defense Function Committee with Jon Sands, Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona.

Yery Marrero highlighted in Impact National Journal, October 2, 2014. Yery was highlighted in a segment called “Impact on the Front Lines in Lambda Legal Defense Fund,” Impact National Journal, Special Edition 2014.

NACDL Annual Board Meeting in Philadelphia, October 2014. Susan Bozorgi attended the NACDL board meeting in Philadelphia and NACDL’s new president Ted Simon was installed.

Foundation for Criminal Justice Awards Dinner, October 2014. Marrero Bozorgi is a sponsor at Foundation for Criminal Justice 2014 Awards Dinner at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where Cynthia Orr and Rick Jones were honored.

Susan Bozorgi Moderates Panel at NACDL 2014 Spring Conference and Board meeting, May 2014. Susan Bozorgi served as a panel moderator at the event in Las Vegas. The panel addressed the importance of mentoring for a successful career in the legal field. Marrero Bozorgi was a sponsor of the luncheon event. Read more in her blog.

Corporate Counsel Conference, Yery Marrero attended the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 2014 Corporate Counsel conference in Orlando, Florida.

NACDL Board Meeting, March 2014, The NACDL Women’s Initiative, which Susan Bozorgi co-chaired, organized a women’s panel during the Collateral Consequences Conference in New Orleans, titled “Career Paths for Women in Criminal Defense.”

ABA White Collar Conference, March 2014, Susan Bozorgi spoke at the annual ABA White Collar Conference on the panel titled “Women in White Collar in Today’s Global Corporate Community.” The program was held at the Eden Roc Miami Beach.

Welcome Reception, March 2014, Marrero Bozorgi sponsored the welcome reception at the annual Women’s White Collar Defense Association’s Spa Day event at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

Marrero Bozorgi Event Sponsor, February 2014, Marrero Bozorgi sponsored Miami Lambda’s Annual Legal Event. Yery Marrero gave the closing remarks.

Speaker at PBI’s White Collar Seminar, February 2014, Susan Bozorgi spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Defending the White Collar Case Seminar on the panel titled “Health Care Fraud.”

AV Rating, January 2014, Susan Bozorgi earned the AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Women in Criminal Defense, July 2013, Susan authored the forward remarks in the “Women in Criminal Defense” edition of The Champion.

President’s Commendation by NACDL, July 2013, Susan Bozorgi was honored with an NACDL President’s Commendation by immediate past president Steven Benjamin.

Parents and Students, 2013, Susan Bozorgi lectured at both Palmer Trinity and Ransom Everglades schools to parents and students about criminal offenses and records.

Board of Trustees, August 2013, Yery Marrero was appointed to the Board of Trustees of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, Coconut Grove.

National Association, October 2012, Susan Bozorgi was elected to the Board of National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Blog Authored by Susan Bozorgi, October 2012, Marrero Bozorgi debuted the Women Criminal Defense Attorneys blog, authored by Susan Bozorgi.

Women Criminal Defense Event, November 2012, Marrero Bozorgi sponsored a Miami Women Criminal Defense event in its Brickell Avenue office.

Law Firm of the Month, 2011, Marrero Bozorgi honored as Boutique Law Firm of the Month in the first edition of Attorneys at Law magazine.

Women in Law Panel, 2011, Susan Bozorgi was a panelist for the Women in Law panel at the University of Miami School of Law.

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