Mark Mermelstein, a partner in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations group. He also co-chairs Orrick's Privacy, Data Security and Internet Safety Group.
Mr. Mermelstein is a trial lawyer with more than 20 first-chair trials. He splits his time between white collar criminal defense and asset recovery for victims of corporate crimes. On the criminal defense side, he represents corporations and individuals facing allegations of securities fraud, healthcare fraud, antitrust violations, environmental crimes, money laundering, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act, mail/wire fraud, and embezzlement. Representing corporate crime victims, he focuses on cybercrime including data breach (including customer regulatory notice obligations), IP/trade secrets theft, hacking and counterfeiting.
With his substantial trial experience, Mr. Mermelstein knows how to devise winning strategies for trial and has the judgment to know when it is best to find an alternative solution.
He has written many articles and spoken extensively on many aspects of his practice. A frequent commentator on matters related to white collar crime, he was honored by the Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine as a Southern California Rising Star each year from 2004 through 2012.
Representative experience includes the following:
Asset Recovery representations
Mail/Wire/Securities Fraud representations
Trial, evidentiary hearing and pre-indictment successes
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