Ma’s practice primarily focuses on intellectual property litigation. She has litigated complex intellectual property cases related to chemical compounds and computer accessories before the U.S. District Courts. Prior to practicing law, Ma worked as an undergraduate researcher in a bacteriology lab at UCLA and a microbiologist in a commercial testing facility. She received her BS in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles and her JD at UCLA School of Law.
Marasco’s practice primarily focuses on the health care industry, namely serving as medical staff counsel for numerous hospitals and health systems, and as litigation counsel on behalf of health systems, hospitals, physician groups, and individual providers in business, professional liability, fraud and abuse, and administrative matters in both Federal and State court. Marasco also will utilize his background as a former Assistant United States Attorney to defend corporate clients and individuals who are working through complex internal or government investigations, responding to grand jury and administrative subpoenas, or facing criminal prosecution. He is well versed on violations of federal law, such as health care fraud, money laundering, mail, wire, and bank fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, identity theft, and income tax evasion. Prior to joining Procopio, Marasco was an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Offices in the District of New Jersey and Southern District of California, where he was lead prosecutor on hundreds of investigations of both individual and corporate targets. He received his BA at the College of the Holy Cross and his JD at Seton Hall University School of Law.
“We are pleased and excited to welcome Nikki and Rob to our firm. Both are extremely talented in their areas of practice and will be great assets to Procopio,” said the firm’s managing partner Tom Turner.