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Marc L. Mukasey
Marc Mukasey leads Bracewell’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Special Investigations practice nationwide. A former federal prosecutor and SEC enforcement attorney, Marc regularly 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. Marc has tried an array of criminal cases and has also been successful – behind the scenes – convincing prosecutors to abandon investigations before they are made public and before charges are filed. Marc was named by Law360 as an MVP of the Year in the White Collar category for 2013 and 2014, and is ranked by Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA (2014-2015).
Marc has recently been involved in some of the most prominent white collar cases in the country, including the largest insider trading case in history, in which he secured a non-prosecution agreement for his client (press coverage); the "BridgeGate" scandal, in which no charges were brought against his client; and the Countrywide Home Loan fraud trial (press coverage). Marc also led the Bracewell team that represented Halliburton in the federal criminal investigation that arose from the Deepwater Horizon explosion - one of the most significant criminal environmental investigation in a generation. Marc’s team, working out of New York, Washington, Houston and New Orleans, brought the matter to a successful resolution for Halliburton - one that included no criminal charges related to the explosion (press coverage).
Marc also led the trial defense of a former executive at UBS in a prosecution brought by DOJ’s Antitrust Division, United States v. Gary Heinz. The Mukasey-led team persuaded the jury to acquit on a key count of the indictment and then soundly rebutted the government’s arguments at sentencing (press coverage).
Prior to joining Bracewell, Marc served for eight years in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he held supervisory positions as a Unit Chief and Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney. In 2003 and 2005, he received the Justice Department's award for Superior Performance by an Assistant U.S. Attorney. From 1993 through 1996, Marc served as a staff attorney at the S.E.C., where he prosecuted a full range of securities law violations. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable I. Leo Glasser of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Represented residential mortgage-backed securities trader in parallel SEC and DOJ issues
Represented major energy company in New York State Attorney General's investigation of public disclosures relating to climate change, resulting in no charges
Represented international tobacco company in connection with nationwide antitrust litigation and related criminal charges resulting in dismissal of indictment
Represented Fortune 200 company in connection with stock options backdating inquiries resulting in no criminal charges and no monetary penalties
Represented international aviation company in connection with criminal antitrust investigation, resulting in no charges
Represented highest-ranked elected official in East Hampton, New York, in connection with District Attorney's municipal corruption probe, resulting in no charges
Publications and Speeches
Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Guest Lecturer, New York Law School
Legal Analyst, ESPN Outside the Lines, Deflate-Gate Hearings
Panelist, Momentum Oil and Gas Conference Anti-Corruption and Compliance Exchange
Speaker and Panelist, International Hedge Funds Conference, 2009-2010.
Moderator, "Remediation, Special Monitors and Settling with the Government," ABA First National Institute on Corporate Investigations and In-House Counsel Workshop, Washington, D.C., May 8, 2009.
J.D., cum laude, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1993
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1989
*Not licensed to practice in the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2014-2015
Law360, MVP of the Year, White Collar, 2013-2014
Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense, 2013-2015; Energy: Litigation, 2013
Benchmark Litigation, The Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2008-2010
Thomson Reuters, New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009