Mark Srere is the leader of the White Collar Defense & Investigations/Securities Enforcement and Litigation Client Service Group. He defends individual and corporate clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, higher education, energy, and manufacturing, that are targets of criminal prosecution, from grand jury appearances to trial. Using the insight and knowledge gained through his criminal trial practice, he is ideally situated to counsel corporate clients on compliance issues and internal investigations.
For more than 30 years, Mark has worked with his clients to explain the challenges posed by intense government scrutiny and to develop strategies to survive the roller coaster ahead. He has a broad range of experience conducting internal investigations and the defense of criminal and civil actions involving accounting fraud, disclosure issues, internal controls and corporate governance, tax fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and export/control concerns, Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigations, Drug Enforcement Agency issues and major fraud investigations. He has been involved in all aspects of the SEC’s enforcement program including the Wells process and the emerging issues surrounding the agency’s whistleblower programs and employee protections thereunder.
To avoid the back-end government complications, Mark also partners with his clients to understand their business operations and goals before drafting policies, implementing compliance programs and addressing due diligence issues that arise from mergers and acquisitions, hiring of agents and joint ventures, as well as designing training programs in the anti-corruption and whistleblower areas.
Mark is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches International White Collar Crime. He is also a frequent author and speaker on a range of subjects related to white collar crime.
Mark Srere is a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations/Securities Enforcement and Litigation Client Service Group. His practice concentrates in the criminal area and he provides counseling to corporate clients on compliance issues and internal investigations. He also provides a full range of services to individual and corporate clients that are targets of criminal prosecution, from grand jury appearances to trials.
Mr. Srere has extensive experience related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He provides a full range of counseling for clients in anti-corruption compliance areas, including drafting policies and implementing compliance programs that address not only the FCPA, but also other anti-corruption laws such as the UK Bribery Act and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
He regularly addresses and presents on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering due diligence issues that arise from international business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, hiring of agents and joint ventures. Moreover, he has designed and taught training programs in the anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering areas.
Mr. Srere also conducts internal investigations related to anti-corruption and anti-money laundering issues and counsels clients on remedial measures. He further counsels clients on disclosure issues. He defends against government investigations, including from the SEC, when necessary.
Mr. Srere has represented companies and individuals in SEC investigations related to reporting issues, securities fraud allegations, aiding and abetting issues, books and records violations, Sarbanes-Oxley violations, and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Complaints. His SEC-related matters include both criminal and civil actions.
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia, 1987
The University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 1986
Reed College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
Speeches and Seminars
Civic Involvement and Honors