Biography

Marissa focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.

She provides thorough, analytical representation, looking at criminal matters from every angle. An original thinker who seeks out novel legal solutions, Marissa is a tenacious, compassionate advocate clients trust when they face potentially life-altering legal challenges.

Marissa has a wide range of criminal defense experience, including representing clients charged with digital crimes, particularly when cellphone data is evidence. She has also represented medical professionals against charges of prescription fraud and clients in domestic violence litigation.

She is active in the New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has contributed to New Jersey Supreme Court amicus briefs involving cellphone privacy rights under the Fourth and Fifth amendments as well as the attorney-client privilege.

Marissa also helps companies and individuals resolve business disputes, fiercely protecting their interests in commercial litigation involving breach of contract and other issues. She has represented a large car company, investors in a real estate investment firm and a church pastor and his congregation in a leadership dispute.

In addition, she counsels clients on compliance with state and federal health care and occupational health and safety laws and regulations and represents medical professionals in cases involving malpractice and Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Marissa was an attorney at an East Coast-based law firm. After law school, Marissa was a law clerk to the Honorable Rachelle Lea Harz at the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division.

During law school, Marissa was a legal intern at a local New Jersey firm and a research assistant to Professor Vera Bergelson. She was also a judicial intern to the Honorable Katharine Hayden of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, a research assistant to Professor Gary Francione and a legal intern at the Office of Prosecutor for the Central Municipal Court of Bergen County. Additionally, she was a law clerk at a local New Jersey firm.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the "Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" list for Criminal Defense Litigation in New Jersey (2019)*
  • Recipient of the Sonia Morgan Scholarship and the Feurstein Scholarship from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation (2013)

*Awards Methodology