NEW YORK, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marc L. Mukasey, Global Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The induction ceremony at which Mukasey became a Fellow took place at the 2016 Spring Meeting in Maui, Hawaii.
According to the College, membership is an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds. The organization said it thoroughly investigates each nominee. Only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality are selected for membership, the organization said. Although there are currently more than 5,700 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada, membership never exceeds more than one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.
A former supervisory federal prosecutor and Securities Exchange Commission enforcement attorney, Mukasey defends corporations and executives facing allegations of securities fraud, FCPA violations, FIRREA, antitrust violations, environmental crimes, money laundering, bribery, mail/wire fraud, tax offenses, and other business crimes. A renowned trial lawyer, Mukasey has tried an array of criminal cases and has also convinced prosecutors, behind the scenes, to abandon investigations before charges were filed. Mukasey is Chambers & Partners rated and was named by Law360 as an MVP of the Year in the White Collar category in 2013 and 2014, and a 2015 Trailblazer in the area of White Collar Crime by The National Law Journal.
Mukasey recently was lead trial counsel for an executive in the Countrywide mortgage fraud trial and for a municipal bond trader in a criminal antitrust trial. He has also handled high-profile criminal cases including the Deepwater Horizon blowout, the Major League Baseball steroid investigations, and he obtained immunity for his client in the largest insider trading case in history.
Prior to entering private practice, Mukasey served for eight years in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he rose to become a Unit Chief and Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney. Twice he received the Justice Department's award for Superior Performance by an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Mukasey joins the ranks of distinguished Greenberg Traurig colleagues who are also Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, including: Barry Richard, a shareholder in the Litigation Practice; Hilarie Bass, co-president of Greenberg Traurig and president-elect of the American Bar Association; Mark Bideau, managing shareholder of the West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices; and James Leahy, chair of the firm's Energy Litigation Practice.
About Greenberg Traurig's Trial Practice
Greenberg Traurig's Trial Practice is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced trial attorneys who regularly try complex cases in nearly every state and federal court throughout the country. At times, members of the Trial Practice are also called on to step in at the last minute in complex, risky trials in which the litigation was previously handled by prior counsel. They have the in-house technological capabilities to swiftly and efficiently prepare for and handle multiple trials simultaneously and can transition seamlessly from one trial to the next if necessary. The Trial Practice is an integral part of the firm's Litigation Practice, comprised of more than 600 litigators across the U.S. and abroad.
About Greenberg Traurig's White Collar Criminal Defense Practice
Greenberg Traurig's White Collar Criminal Defense Practice has wide-ranging experience protecting companies and individuals through coordinated planning and defense. Greenberg Traurig is on the forefront of client service in this area, and is one of few firms with more than 90 former federal and state prosecutors in its litigation group, and where the majority of litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience. The team's defense capabilities includes vast experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines and implementing compliance programs and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure, as well as extensive representations involving alleged securities fraud, FCPA violations, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, financial services fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, tax corruption, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: www.gtlaw.com.
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