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 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group.
Recommended by Legal 500 in both White Collar and Cybersecurity, Mr. Mermelstein is a trial lawyer with more than 20 first-chair trials. He splits his time between white collar criminal defense and representing corporate crime victims typically in cybersecurity matters. On the criminal defense side, he represents corporations and individuals facing allegations of securities fraud, healthcare fraud, 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 cybersecurity including data breach (including customer regulatory notice obligations), pre-breach counselling, 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.
Mr. Mermelstein has written many articles and spoken extensively on many aspects of his practice. Recommending him for his white collar work, Legal 500 praises him for “being responsive and clear in advice.” Regarding his cybersecurity work, Legal 500 recognizes his “experience representing both sides in cyber crime cases.” He has been quoted as a cybersecurity expert by the Daily Journal, and was honored by the Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine as a Southern California Rising Star each year from 2004 through 2012. Mr. Mermelstein was also recently named to "The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100."
Representative experience includes the following:
Asset Recovery representations
Mail/Wire/Securities Fraud representations
Trial, evidentiary hearing and pre-indictment successes
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