Nathans & Ripke LLP

Headquarters: Baltimore, Maryland

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Nathans & Biddle LLP is a highly rated, nationally recognized firm of trial and appellate lawyers devoted to criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
Our law firm provides individuals and corporations with experienced, effective representation in all phases of criminal and civil matters, including: white collar; public corruption; grand jury; federal sentencing; federal and state felony and misdemeanor; appellate and post conviction; attorney grievance; federal forfeiture; civil litigation (including whistle blowers in qui tam prosecutions); and administrative and academic proceedings.

The diversity of our clientele reflects the breadth of our attorneys' experience. With over 50 years of combined litigation expertise, our attorneys represent corporations, senior executives, politicians, attorneys, physicians, judges, students, and other professionals and individuals in criminal proceedings and related civil, personal and professional matters. We provide comprehensive litigation support to our clients, extending beyond the primary investigation or court proceedings, to address collateral professional or academic sanctions, parallel civil proceedings, and adverse media attention. Through skilled management in our early representation, we often persuade prosecutors to abandon criminal investigations or exonerate our clients before charges are ever filed.

Nathans & Biddle lawyers maintain the highest standards of professional and academic excellence. A mark of the firm's distinction is that Mr. Nathans was requested to serve as a panel moderator at the American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar annual seminar and as the only federal criminal defense attorney presenter at a training seminar for newly appointed Federal District Court Judges. He has also been recruited by several federal and state judges to represent their relatives. Nathans & Biddle attorneys are regularly invited to teach other lawyers, either as law school adjunct faculty, or at seminars and classes throughout the country. Recognized throughout the legal community as highly skilled and effective advocates, we are frequently the attorneys of choice when our peers are faced with professional grievance proceedings.

Nathans & Biddle, LLP has offices in Baltimore, Greenbelt and Annapolis. To receive additional information, please contact Nathans & Biddle, LLP directly at (410) 783-0272 (Baltimore).

Nathans & Biddle attorneys are licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, New York, Florida and New Jersey, as well as numerous federal district and circuit courts and the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Association, Committee Leadership, And Recent Awards
Nathans & Biddle attorneys have played significant roles in professional organizations.

Larry Nathans served from 1999-2006 as Chairperson of the American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Subcommittee on Federal Sentencing, is a past President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, served as Vice-Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Post-Conviction and Sentencing Committee and is a Member of the Practitioner's Advisory Group to the Federal Sentencing Commission. Larry Nathans was elected in 2003 to become a Fellow of the Maryland Bar, an honor reserved for only 1% of the members of the state Bar. In 2002 he was also a recipient of the Leadership in Law Award presented by the Daily Record.

Robert Biddle is the former Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Subcommittee on Forfeiture, is the former forfeiture columnist for the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' newsletter, a former member of the Maryland State Bar Association Criminal Law and Practice Section Council, a member of the Maryland Bar Association Health Law Section and Editor of the American Health Lawyers Association Healthcare Compliance Legal Issues Manual Second Edition.

Booth Ripke is a graduate of the Maryland Bar Association's Leadership Academy program and remains active mentoring current participants in the program. Mr. Ripke was also elected in 2007 to become a Fellow of the Maryland Bar. Mr. Ripke was voted the 2003 Adjunct Professor of the Year at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he lectures in pre-trial litigation and appellate practice.

Prior to arriving at Nathans & Biddle LLP, Justin Brown was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his on-the-ground coverage of the war in Kosovo.

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  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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