Of counsel in the litigation department, Mark Pomerantz is a nationally known trial lawyer and litigator, and has extensive public and private experience in white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. He has counselled CEOs in proceedings brought by the Justice Department and the SEC, and has represented prominent corporations and individuals with regard to many sensitive and high-profile matters.
Additionally, Mark has a great deal of experience in matters involving the financial services industry, and has handled major matters and internal investigations involving all aspects of alleged corporate misconduct, including securities and bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, RICO and FCPA violations, tax offences and bribery. In recent years, he has represented clients in matters involving equity research analysis, structured finance, the allocation of initial public offering shares, reform of the mutual fund industry and other leading issues relating to securities law enforcement by federal and state authorities.
Mark has written about and is a frequent speaker on all aspects of federal criminal practice. He has taught advanced criminal procedure at Harvard Law School and federal criminal litigation, appellate advocacy and contracts at Columbia Law School. He also guest lectures at Stanford Law School.
Mark is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a former board member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. From 2005-2012, Mark was selected as one of the leading white-collar crime lawyers in the United States by Chambers' Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers. He has been ranked by Chambers as a "Star Performer" since 2007 and was described in the 2011 edition as an "attorney renowned as a preeminent white-collar criminal and regulatory trial lawyer". He is the recipient of the Chambers USA 2008 Award for Excellence in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations, and the 2009 recipient of the Norman S Ostrow Award from the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. Mark is also listed as a leading lawyer in white-collar criminal defence in The Legal 500 and was named Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: White Collar: New York City in Best Lawyers 2012.
Mark served as editor in chief of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and headed the criminal division in that office during 1997-1999.
WWL says: Mark Pomerantz is a "first-rate practitioner" known for his "eloquent style in the courtroom".
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