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JaneRaskin speaks at ABA White Collar Crime Symposium

Jane Raskin was a featured speaker at the AmericanBar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Annual National Institute on WhiteCollar Crime held in San Diego, California.  Jane Raskin, theABA’s South Region Chairperson, spoke on Significant Legal Developments in theRegion. According to the ABA: “Since its establishment in 1987, the Institutehas been attended by leading federal and state judges and prosecutors, lawenforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel andmembers of the academic community. The faculty regularly includes some of thetop members of the white collar bar in the United States and abroad.” Therewere well over 1000 attendees at the conference.

Raskin & Raskin Receives Top Ranking in U.S. News & World Report Rating of Best Law Firms

Raskin & Raskin was awarded a first tier ranking in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”  "Best Law Firms involved surveying thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers; partners and associates; and marketing officers and recruiting officers. Each were asked what factors they considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment."


Martin and Jane Raskin recognized in South Florida’s Top Lawyers

Martin and Jane Raskin have been named as two of South Florida's Top Lawyers for 2015 as published in the Miami Herald.

Martin Raskin Included  in The International Who's Who of Business
Crime Defence Lawyers 2015

Martin Raskin was selected for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers 2015 based on extensive research conducted by the research staff with clients and peers.  According to the publication, Mr. Raskin is considered to be among the 483 world's leading Business Crime Defence lawyers.

Raskin & Raskin Relocates          

After many years in Coconut Grove, Raskin & Raskin has relocated to Coral Gables.  Raskin & Raskin’s new offices are conveniently located just across U.S. 1 from the University of Miami. The firm's new address is 866 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, Florida 33146.  Raskin & Raskin’s phone numbers and other contact information remain the same.


Raskin & Raskin, Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin recognized
in Chambers USA Directory

Raskin & Raskin was once again recognized in the 2015 edition of the prestigious Chambers & Partners’ Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers as Litigation Specialists in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations. Described by Chambers as "top notch," Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin were also recognized individually with Chamber’s highest rating.  Chambers has described Raskin & Raskin as follows:

The Firm: This husband and wife team garners nationwide applause for its “complete representation: no matter what the size of the client or the investigation, they are able to spearhead an expert defense.” Highly respected by the judicial community, this firm is a regular port of call for referrals from other law firms and is home to “seasoned defense counsel with very high standards of ethics and flawless reputations.” A varied caseload of late includes representing a helicopter parts manufacturer in an investigation into the sale of military equipment, and a medical device company regarding the misbranding and unlawful diversion of medical products. The firm is also well known for its involvement in healthcare fraud cases and has represented several healthcare providers under various stages of scrutiny for violating Medicare rules. The two attorneys at this firm are "excellent when working individually or together – they are an extraordinary duo."

The Lawyers: A consistent theme in the feedback on attorneys here is “the personal touch they add to the services; they take the time to personally understand the client and this attribute transposes into truly effective advocacy .” Jane Raskin is known for her healthcare fraud nous and impresses with her “reassuringly compassionate nature and her complete understanding of the facts, which makes her effective in settling issues with the justice departments.” In addition, “her strategic skills are impeccable,” sources say. Martin Raskin is similarly well endorsed and “has an incredibly facilitative personality that permits discussions in situations where they would not normally happen.” “A powerful and very ethical attorney,” he is well known for his advice on issues in the banking, securities and healthcare arenas.

Chambers USA ranks attorneys and law firms based on reputation. A team of 50+ full time researchers spent a year talking with clients and lawyers across the U.S. and conducted thousands of in-depth telephone interviews. Law firms and individual attorneys are then ranked based on the interviews on a scale of 1 to 6, with 1 being the best (Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin were each awarded number 1 rankings). Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.  According to Chambers: "Editorial comment is based on our research, with quotations used when they sum up the prevailing opinion in the market.  The rankings and editorial comment about lawyers are independent and objective. Inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. No-one can buy their way in."  "It is the weight of client-interviews that gives our guides their highly valued reliability." 

Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin selected for The Best Lawyers in America

Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America under the category of White-Collar Criminal Defense. The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as "the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 57 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers." 

 Martin Raskin recognized in Leading American Attorneys

Martin Raskin was selected for inclusion in Leading American Attorneys, a directory of the "very best lawyers in their fields." Raskin was recognized for his expertise in criminal defense law. Those recognized in Leading American Attorneys are selected by their peer attorneys who are believed to be in the best position to judge the ability of other attorneys. Using a four step review process, fewer than 6 percent of a state’s attorneys are chosen to join the ranks of Leading American Attorneys. 

Martin and Jane Raskin named as Super Lawyers

Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Florida Edition of Super Lawyers under the category of White-Collar Criminal Defense. The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and sophisticated consumers in the search for legal counsel. "The broad range of sources used to obtain a large and representative nominee pool, the comprehensive data search on each candidate, the protocols used to evaluate nominees, the expert panel system, and the meticulous checks and balances built into the process … leave little to chance or idiosyncratic influence." Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

Jane and Martin Raskin Rated "Superb" by AVVO 

Jane and Martin Raskin were awarded the highest rating ("Superb") by AVVO, a website that rates and profiles every lawyer in the State using information including experience practicing law, disciplinary sanctions, professional achievements, client ratings and peer reviews.  AVVO describes its ratings as follows:  "It's unbiased. Because ratings are calculated using a mathematical model, all lawyers are rated by the same standards;There's no favoritism. Here at Avvo, all lawyers are treated equally. They can't pay to change their ratings, and we don't play favorites to lawyers we know; It's developed by legal experts for non-experts. The model used to calculate the Avvo Rating was developed with input from hundreds of attorneys, thousands of consumers, and legal experts."


Martin and Jane Raskin Receive Highest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory

Martin and Jane Raskin have, once again, each received the highest rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. According to the publisher: "For over a century, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory for authoritative information on the worldwide legal profession. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ play an integral role in this service to the legal community. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.



Martin and Jane Raskin Included in Florida’s Best Lawyers by Florida Monthly Magazine

Martin and Jane Raskin were selected for inclusion in Florida’s Best Lawyers by Florida Monthly Magazine under the catagory of White Collar Criminal Defense. According to Florida Monthly: "With specialties ranging from family law to corporate litigation, these attorneys represent the best in Florida’s legal services."


Martin Raskin Named in Florida Legal Elite

Martin Raskin was selected by his peers for inclusion in Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.  According to the publisher: “Lawyers were asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard — attorneys with whom they have worked or would recommend to others. . . . This year’s Legal Elite is a prestigious roster representing 1.9% of the approximately 61,500 active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.”

Martin and Jane Raskin speak at ABA White Collar Crime Symposium

Martin and Jane Raskin were featured speakers at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jane Raskin spoke on the topic of Internet pharmacy fraud, while Martin Raskin discussed -- and presented a paper on -- emerging evidentiary issues in white collar criminal trials. See sublink The conference was attended by approximately 1000 judges, federal, state and local prosecutors, other law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel and members of the academic community. According to the American Bar Association,  the speakers included "the leading white collar practitioners in the United States."

 Jane Raskin Speaks at the American Bar Association’s 18th Annual National
Institute on Health Care Fraud

Jane Raskin was a featured speaker at the American Bar Association’s 18th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud held in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on May 14-16, 2008. Ms. Raskin spoke on the handling of health care fraud cases and took part in a trial demonstration regarding a health care fraud prosecution she recently defended. The National Institute on Health Care Fraud is attended by health care attorneys, regulators, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and qui tam relators’ counsel. "This National Institute draws panelists, facilitators and participants from each of these significant interest groups and it offers unique opportunities to meet and share experiences and concerns in a non-adversarial setting."

Jane Raskin Speaks at the American Bar Association’s Fourth Annual
National Institute on Securities Fraud

Jane Raskin was a featured speaker and moderator at the ABA’s Fourth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud held in Washington, D.C. on October 15 -16, 2009. Ms. Raskin’s topic was "Practical Advice for Defending a Securities Fraud Prosecution or Enforcement Action." The program described the seminar as featuring "the very best in the profession . . . Top officials and luminaries from the SEC, DOJ, law schools, corporations, and top-tier law firms [sharing] their insights concerning a multitude of important subjects."

 Martin Raskin Presents White Paper on Criminal Liability
      in the Aviation Industry

Martin Raskin, who is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject of criminal liability in the aviation industry, has spoken on this topic before numerous professional organizations including the American Bar Association Aviation Litigation Section; the ABA Forum on Air & Space Law; the Aviation Section of the Florida Bar; the National Transportation Safety Board Annual Forum; and the NTSB Bar Association. Mr. Raskin presented a white paper on the subject during a number of those presentations, which paper was published internationally. See sublink



Martin Raskin Co-Authors Article on Threat Criminal Liability Poses
to Aviation Professionals

As a member of the NTSB Bar Association’s Select Committee on Aviation Public Policy, Mr. Raskin co-authored the article "Aviation Professionals and the Threat of Criminal Liability —How Do We Maximize Aviation Safety?" which was published in the Southern Methodist University School of Law Journal of Air Law and Commerce.  See sublink