J. Marco  Janoski Gray

J. Marco Janoski Gray



Marco Janoski is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office. His practice focuses on complex securities litigation and class actions.

An experienced litigator, Marco has secured record-setting recoveries for investors, including trial verdicts and large recoveries secured on the eve of trial.

In 2023, Marco served on the litigation teams in two securities fraud cases that are among the top ten securities recoveries of the year: In re Envision Healthcare Corporation Securities Litigation ($177.5 million recovery, pending court approval) and Louisiana Sheriffs’ Pension & Relief Fund v. Cardinal Health, Inc. ($109 million recovery). He served on the Firm’s trial team in In re Twitter, Inc. Securities Litigation and helped secure an $809.5 million recovery for investors. The Twitter case settled the day before trial was set to commence in 2021 and is the largest securities fraud class action recovery in the Ninth Circuit in the last decade. Likewise, he and a team of Firm lawyers secured a $350 million settlement on the eve of trial in 2020 in Smilovits v. First Solar, Inc., the fifth-largest PSLRA settlement ever recovered in the Ninth Circuit at the time. Marco also served on the Firm’s trial team in Hsu v. Puma Biotechnology, Inc., a securities fraud class action that resulted in a verdict in favor of investors after a two-week jury trial in federal court. 

Marco has been included in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List, named a Leading Litigator in America and a Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer by Lawdragon, and named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. He has also been named a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year by the Daily Journal. He is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter.

Marco is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), where he graduated magna cum laude and was named to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Marco was an award-winning oralist for Hastings’ Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and served on the Executive Board of Hastings’ La Raza Law Students Association.  Upon his graduation, Marco was honored for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono for his work assisting Spanish-speaking clients at the San Francisco Bar Association’s Legal Advice and Referral Clinic.


  • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY), Daily Journal, 2024
  • 40 & Under List, Benchmark Litigation, 2024
  • Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2023-2024
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2024
  • Leading Litigator in America, Lawdragon, 2024
  • 500 X - The Next Generation, Lawdragon, 2023

Practice Areas


University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), J.D., 2015, magna cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Production Editor, Hastings Law Journal
  • CALI/Witkin Award for Highest Grade in Class: Contracts, Constitutional Law I, International Law, Appellate Advocacy, Advanced Topics in International Law, and Sales and Leases of Goods

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2011

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2010-2011


  • California
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Notable Cases


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter
  • Member, California Bar Association, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice


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