Mark F Mendelsohn is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Mark chairs the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) practice group, and is a member of the white-collar crime and regulatory defence, internal investigations, and securities litigation practice groups. Prior to joining Paul Weiss, Mark served as the deputy chief of the fraud section of the criminal division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and is internationally acknowledged and respected as the architect and key enforcement official of the DOJ’s modern FCPA enforcement programme.
Mark’s practice emphasises white-collar criminal matters, internal corporate investigations and compliance counselling. He regularly represents clients in FCPA and corruption-related internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programmes, transactional anti-corruption diligence and responding to and defending against governmental investigations, prosecutions and trials on behalf of both business entities and individuals.
Mark has spoken frequently as a faculty member, panellist and keynote speaker at numerous FCPA, anti-corruption, corporate compliance, securities fraud, money laundering and white-collar crime programmes and conferences. He has taught international criminal law as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Mark is a member of the board of directors of Transparency International-USA.