• Biography
  • Prior Experience
  • Representative Matters
  • Recognition and Involvement

Biography

Marty, an Associate with Calcagni & Kanefsky, is an accomplished litigator who draws on his extensive background in regulatory enforcement proceedings and government investigations.

Marty has substantial experience with litigation and investigations involving both federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Securities Exchange Commission, FINRA, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Bureau of Securities, New Jersey Division of Investment, and the State Board of Medical Examiners.

Marty’s practice also includes consulting on business formation and strategy, and providing practical legal advice on general corporate and employment matters.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Calcagni & Kanefsky, Marty served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Securities Fraud Prosecution Section of the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General.  As a Deputy Attorney General, he prosecuted violations of the New Jersey Uniform Securities Law in close consultation with the Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities.  In this capacity, Marty coordinated some of the most high-profile Bureau of Securities investigations with parallel investigations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, FBI, IRS, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and various county prosecutors’ offices.

Marty has litigated a host of regulatory matters involving financial advisors as well as one of the State’s largest civil enforcement actions against a multinational investment bank that issued billions of dollars of residential mortgage-backed securities.

At the Attorney General’s Office, Marty also served as a faculty member for the Attorney General Advocacy Institute, where he taught courses on securities regulation, attorney ethics, and social media.

Representative Matters

  • Defended a licensed securities professional in an SEC investigation concerning violations of the Exchange Act and Investment Company Act.
  • Representing a registered individual in a FINRA enforcement investigation.
  • Representing a financial institution in a coordinated investigation by the New York Attorney General and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
  • Representing a litigation funding and settlement institution in various contractual disputes.
  • Representing a financial institution in various asset-based lending disputes.

Recognition and Involvement

Marty has been honored for his excellence in advocacy, receiving the prestigious New Jersey Attorney General Award in 2013.  He is also a former faculty member of the Attorney General Advocacy Institute, which ensures the attorneys representing governmental entities maintain the highest degree of professionalism by offering professional development and practical skills curricula.

Marty is a committed supporter of social justice issues, supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center as a Friend of the Center.

An author of academic writing, Marty recently wrote Equity Crowdfunding and the Law (in New Jersey), New Jersey Lawyer (Dec. 2015).

Practice Areas

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Editor, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with distinction

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York