Mark M. Lee, a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, is a partner in the Firm’s white collar defense & investigations practice group. Mark specializes in defending corporations and executives against investigations and prosecutions conducted by the federal government. Mark also helps his clients manage and avoid risk by conducting internal investigations and corporate compliance assessments on their behalf. Clients turn to Mark to provide solutions that advance their business objectives and to navigate crises that present substantial reputational risks.
WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Mark routinely acts as an interface with government prosecutorial and regulatory agencies on behalf of both business and individuals, and has successfully negotiated favorable outcomes for clients facing the threat of prosecution. Mark has defended clients pre-indictment in connection with criminal prosecutions and grand jury investigations involving antitrust, securities, public corruption, FCPA, RICO, and money laundering. However, as not all matters result in prosecution declinations, he is prepared to aggressively represent his clients inside the courtroom should the need arise. He is a skilled trial lawyer, having tried cases to verdict before juries in both the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mark has extensive experience organizing and directing complex investigations for both private and public sector entities. While serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, he led numerous federal grand jury investigations and subsequent prosecutions into a wide variety of white collar criminal activity, including into matters such as financial institution fraud, theft of government funds, aggravated identity theft, ERISA theft, corporate tax evasion, public corruption, money laundering, and mortgage fraud. In addition, he has directed several federal investigations involving various technologies, including peer-to-peer software applications, social networking websites, and wireless and mobile networks and devices. While in private practice, he has performed internal investigations and compliance assessments covering a wide variety of subject matters such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), money laundering, and data privacy.
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE COUNSELING
Mark partners with businesses to uncover regulatory issues by developing and strengthening ethics, compliance, and training programs. He has counseled clients in relation to corporate compliance assessments for companies in numerous industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and software. He also advises clients concerning cyber security and data privacy issues, such as assessments of policies and procedures, data breach preparation, and breach response and remediation. Mark also lends his expertise to M&A and joint-venture transactions and has worked with deal teams to conduct FCPA and AML due diligence.
Outside the Firm
Mark is a proud father of two. He enjoys spending time mentoring youth, and volunteers as a youth club soccer coach during his spare time.