Marco A. Dueñas prosecutes complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional and individual investors. Marco has also focused his practice on advising institutional investors on the merits of opting out of pending securities fraud class actions and initiating direct, individual actions against the same defendant(s). He has further focused his practice on the identification, investigation, and development of emerging cases.
Marco represents investors in cases related to the protection of the financial markets in trial courts throughout the country. In particular, Marco is an integral member of the team leading the Firm’s efforts litigating securities claims against companies in state courts following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund. This includes prosecuting In re ADT Inc. Shareholder Litigation, a case alleging that the offering documents for ADT’s $1.47 billion IPO misrepresented the competition the company was facing from do-it-yourself home security products.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Marco was a paralegal at a boutique law firm primarily focused on real estate-related transactions and associated business and corporate matters, land use and zoning, and real estate litigation in state and federal courts. During law school, Marco was a summer associate at a magic circle law firm primarily focused on U.S. law governed cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Marco earned his J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as Associate Managing Editor and Senior Staff of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Marco was also a member of Brooklyn Law School’s award-winning International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition team, achieving a first place finish in the 2016 Regional Round for the Americas and Caribbean and reaching the semifinals of the international round (top nine out of 60 teams from 44 countries) held in The Hague, the Netherlands. Marco earned his B.S., summa cum laude, from Farmingdale State College.
Marco is an active member of the New York City Bar Association.
Marco is fluent in Spanish.
Brooklyn Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2018
Farmingdale State College
B.S., summa cum laude, 2013
2019, New York
U.S. District Court
2019, Southern District of New York
2019, Eastern District of New York