Marc J. Armas

Associate

212 335 2955 

marmas@wmhlaw.com

Marc is an experienced litigator, trial lawyer, and former military officer 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), violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), insider trading, digital currency theft, anti-money laundering, sanctions, financial fraud, and market manipulation. Marc has also led an independent monitorship of a major financial institution, pursuant to a consent order of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), and has extensive experience representing individuals in various federal and state criminal matters.

Prior to joining WMH, Marc served as an Assistant District Attorney for several years in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, where he gained significant courtroom experience and tried numerous felony and misdemeanor cases to verdict.

During law school, Marc worked with several governmental agencies, including the United States 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 as part of a maritime counter-terrorism response team. Marc also was designated as a United States Coast Guard Reserves Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer.

Marc is the co-author of “Financial Institutions: Are You Ready for Your Cyber-Exam?” in the New York Law Journal (June 15, 2017).

Recognitions

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

Activities

Community Activities

  • Guest Lecturer on Criminal Law, Fordham University and Monroe College
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the New York Council to the Navy League
  • Member, Event Committee of Her Justice