Marshall Camp is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP and a member of the firm's Business Trial and Crisis Management practice.

Mr. Camp is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer who has represented companies and individuals in connection with high-stakes business litigation, and in defense of criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. He has successfully tried numerous civil and criminal cases in forums across the country, and has represented clients in a range of industries, including technology, entertainment, medical device, insurance, finance and others.

In 2014, Mr. Camp was named one of the top attorneys under the age of 40 in a national ranking by Law360. Also in 2014, he was named a “Rising Star” for the fourth consecutive year and profiled in a cover story by Super Lawyers magazine.

Prior to rejoining the firm in 2009, Mr. Camp served for nearly four years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York. As a federal prosecutor, he was lead or co-lead counsel in dozens of federal criminal matters that ranged from white collar frauds to international narco-terrorism, including serving as co-lead counsel in the successful trial of United States v. Coplan et al., one of the largest criminal tax cases in U.S. history.

Since returning to Irell, Mr. Camp has been involved with several notable representations, including the following:

Business Trials and Commercial Litigation 

  • Trial counsel in a successful, three-week jury trial in New York federal court, including obtaining findings of liability on all claims of fraud, deceptive business practices and false advertising, and a $12 million punitive damages award (see "Collecting: Thieves And Forgers Rush In Where Big Spenders Dare To Tread" in Forbes and "How They Won It: Irell Brings Populism To Koch Wine Fight" in Law360).
  • Retained three weeks before a scheduled trial in New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division to serve as lead counsel on behalf of the liquidating trustee of an investment partnership in connection with breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims, obtaining a favorable settlement on the day set for opening arguments.
  • Lead trial counsel in a two-week arbitration involving contract, fiduciary duty and legal malpractice claims valued at tens of millions of dollars.
  • Trial counsel for a national restaurant chain in a week-long Delaware Chancery Court trial, in a case brought by a franchisee organization in an unsuccessful effort to seize control over the company's national advertising.
  • Represented Pacific Select Fund in California federal court in connection with an investment management case brought against Bank of New York Mellon, in which the Court granted summary judgment in favor of a $20 million claim brought by our client.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Fortune 250 company in multiple arbitration trial phases, in connection with one of the largest-ever wage and hour class/collective action cases.
  • Represented one of the largest providers of interactive media services to the hospitality and healthcare industries in the successful defense of an action brought in federal bankruptcy court to enjoin a critical debt transaction, obtaining a complete dismissal.

Crisis Management and White Collar Criminal Litigation

  • Obtained complete dismissal of felony charges against our client based on a successful challenge to the constitutionality of the offense statute.
  • Won dismissal of criminal fraud charges against our client following an evidentiary hearing relating to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct (see "Hill Wins, Watkins Loses" in the Dallas Morning News).
  • Won dismissal of all 306 counts of an indictment brought by the Nevada Attorney General's Office in connection with what was heralded as the nation's first mortgage "robo-signing" prosecution (see "Massive 'robo-signing' prosecution dismissed for misconduct" in the National Law Journal).
  • Obtained successful termination of criminal investigation of Edwards Lifesciences without payment of fine or civil settlement.
  • Obtained complete declination of criminal case against an Orange County entrepreneur and community leader following a high-profile, four-year investigation.

Mr. Camp first joined Irell & Manella in 2003, following a clerkship with Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. As an associate from 2003 to 2005, he handled a wide variety of complex civil matters, with an emphasis on entertainment and media industry disputes.

Mr. Camp currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association's national White Collar Crime/Tax Fraud Subcommittee. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Inner City Law Center, and a former member of the board of governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter. In addition, Mr. Camp is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee, and a past chair of the summer associate program.

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Court, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States Tax Court