Marianne served as my outside litigation and regulatory counsel in relation to certain mortgage-related matters. Marianne did an incredible job working with and analyzing . . . data on thousands of mortgage loans, including identifying certain inconsistencies which greatly assisted us is defending against claims made by regulators or plaintiffs. Marianne was able to learn the mortgage business in very short order and added an immense amount of value to our defense effort. . . . Marianne is a highly skilled, hard-working attorney with the ability to quickly grasp complicated concepts in a variety of subject matters. She has great people skills, is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and is a pleasure to work with. . . . Marianne always had a great attitude, even during some trying times and late nights. She is a highly skilled attorney but also possesses significant business sense and is able to provide very practical advice.
— General Counsel of hedge fund
Marianne represented me in connection with a grand jury subpoena I received from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As a young professional, I was quickly and unexpectedly caught up in a major federal investigation and subsequent trial. Given the stakes, the experience was incredibly alarming. Marianne provided everything I was looking for in a counselor. She knew the process, she had the relationships with the investigating jurisdiction and, most importantly, she could communicate everything to me a manner that instilled comfort and confidence. From document discovery to interview preparation to the court appearance, Marianne guided me through the multi-year process with deft and tact.
— Young professional (recipient of grand jury subpoena)
Marianne has a knack for taming chaos to the point that you forget how chaotic it was. That’s probably because she does it with ease… Or at least that’s the way she makes it appear. . . . Marianne is an excellent communicator. For a client, there’s nothing more important than someone who not only understands the point but can get to it quickly and effectively. Marianne does that as well as anyone I’ve come across. . . . Marianne brings an energy to her work that is unsurpassed. You can always count on her to give 110%, always with a smile and a laugh. . . . I once asked Marianne to handle a special task that I don’t think anyone else could have handled – we had her visit potential third-party witnesses who we expected to be unwilling to help at best, hostile at worst. But Marianne’s warm personality and charm won them over, and made our case infinitely stronger.
— Associate General Counsel at a major investment bank
Marianne was very good at isolating the material issues during litigation and used her deep subject knowledge and skills to prepare her clients. . . . Marianne was a knowledgeable attorney, who worked very hard to learn the subject matter on her cases. She was able to communicate her thoughts very clearly and would conduct numerous reviews with her clients to insure her points were understood. . . . Marianne was a very pleasant person to work with. It makes a big difference when you’re working on complex issues with someone like Marianne, whose demeanor and personality makes the task much easier. . . . I personally worked with Marianne for many years and knew firsthand how effectively she prepared her clients through hours and hours of research and dialogue.
— Manager at a large investment bank
Marianne was a critical team-member in executing an effective strategy to navigate a multi-year regulatory inquiry regarding the root causes of the financial crisis. Through her analytical approach to understanding a complex financial organization, she was able to assist us develop clear responses to our regulators resulting in no adverse action. These responses involved the concise presentation of vast amounts of financial data over many year of business activity, a presentation that remains an important historical reference document. . . . Marianne’s communication skills are second to none; this is manifested in her ability to hear what her clients say, develop a comprehensive understanding of her client’s business and legal concerns and convert this into effective legal strategies and meaningful work product. . . . She is able to grasp oblique financial concepts and incorporate them into a concise and clear strategic approach to complex legal matters. . . . Through her thoughtful approach to understanding our business, she delivered sharp and consistent messaging, enabling us to minimize our exposure.
— Officer at international investment bank
Our case, with a furniture manufacturer in the Carolinas, involved the loss of goods in an unusual circumstance. This months-long dispute with constant emails, phone calls and letters ended with a stalemate, until we contacted Marianne Recher. With her counsel, we were able to come to a swift agreement: a settlement for goods lost with the furniture manufacturer all without the added stress of going to court. Our dealings with Marianne found her to be direct, efficient, confident, personable and knowledgeable in a wide array of legal matters.
— Owner of furniture business in contract dispute with supplier