Marina Torres is Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice . Ms. Torres is an experienced litigator and federal prosecutor with over 30+ trials in federal and state courts. Her practice focuses on trial work of all types, complex litigation, criminal investigations and enforcement. She has broad experience with government enforcement actions, corporate internal investigations, and solving complex and sensitive legal, policy, and regulatory issues.
Ms. Torres has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both the District of Columbia and the Central District of California. She was a political appointee with the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, where she was part of the policy team leading the design and implementation of the President’s executive actions on immigration.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Torres honed her litigation skills at the law firms of Wilmer Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Munger Tolles and Olson LLP. She has been honored for her immigration and civil rights work by the ACLU of Southern California (twice), by the National Immigration Legal Center, and was previously selected for the 2013 “Inaugural Hot List” for the Mid-Atlantic Region by “Lawyers of Color,” a list compiled to recognize early-to-mid-career attorneys under 40 who are excelling in the legal profession. Ms. Torres was also listed in Huffington Post’s “Top 40 Latinos under 40 in Politics,” chosen as the “2015 Rising Star” by the Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA-DC), and selected as a Political Partner in the Truman National Security Project and a Term Member for the Council for Foreign Relations. She has served on numerous boards of various nonprofits in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Ms. Torres received her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was on the executive board of the Stanford Law Review, and her BA from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with distinction. Selected to participate in 2019 Summer Socrates.