Mark Grider

Mark Grider is chair of Brown Rudnick’s Crisis Management Litigation & Government Response Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group.

For nearly 20 years, Mark worked across multiple administrations in the federal government, including as a deputy associate attorney general in the office of the associate attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, where his portfolio included criminal and civil matters relating to the Antitrust Division, Civil Division, the Consumer Protection Bureau, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and the Tax Division. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney and a senior counsel in the office of the deputy attorney general in the DOJ, where he managed health care, IP, and civil and criminal enforcement matters.

His practice focuses on complex litigation on behalf of corporations, startups and individuals. As an experienced trial lawyer and investigator, he represents clients in sensitive government enforcement actions, corporate and congressional investigations, and litigating civil business disputes. As an experienced litigator, Mark litigates complex criminal and civil actions, and manages cases involving multiple regulators, private litigants, Congress, and high-stakes crisis management engagements. He has served as counsel in more than 10 jury trials to verdict in federal courtrooms across the nation.

In addition, Mark supports clients in managing FCPA matters related to the DOJ and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as investigations relating to cybersecurity issues working closely with government authorities to minimize exposure as well as advising on ESG litigation and compliance procedures.

Mark has represented major corporations and well-known individuals and has successfully resolved issues and disputes with government authorities. He worked as a deputy compliance officer in a Fortune 500 health care company that was under an HHS-OIG Corporate Integrity Agreement and served as a special advisor to boards and tech companies. He knows firsthand how to counsel companies and boards on effective detection of fraud, waste and abuse and how best to refer or disclose possible fraud matters to government agencies, including: Congress; the DOJ; SEC; Federal Trade Commission; Department of Labor; Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Department of Defense; Department of Homeland Security; state attorneys general; and foreign regulators.

Mark has deep experience on matters relating to the False Claims Act, health care fraud, the opioid crisis, and competition and consumer harm in the online marketplace. He managed False Claims Act and bribery investigations for the DOJ’s Civil and Criminal Fraud Sections, was a member of DOJ’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force, and served as deputy general counsel for the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. Markhas collaborated with the Department of Defense, the State Department and other agencies addressing international fraud and money laundering issues stemming from the nation’s involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and other contingency operation locations. He also liaised on policy initiatives relating to elder fraud and financial exploitation, as well as criminal antitrust procurement collusion.

Mark served in the Executive Office of the President as senior associate counsel and special assistant to the president in the Office of the White House Counsel, advising White House counsel and senior administration officials on broad oversight and regulatory matters involving Congress, the White House, Health and Human Services, and federal agencies contributing special expertise on litigation matters related to technology oversight and policy issues.

Mark has held several other high-profile roles, including as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia, special counsel for Health Care Fraud for the DOJ and executive director of the DOJ’s Intellectual Property (IP) Task Force, and as a special trial attorney in both the civil and criminal fraud sections of the DOJ. As the executive director of the DOJ’s Task Force on Intellectual Property, Mark spoke internationally on domestic and cross-border investigations and government enforcement strategies for corporate and small-business trade secret and intellectual property protection.

Mark also has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, having served as a member of Sen. John Ashcroft’s staff, and later on a special House investigations committee led by Chairman Trey Gowdy and ranking member Elijah Cummings.

Mark’s commitment to mentoring is a cornerstone of his practice. His vision for the CMLGR team is to serve others and build authentic relationships with clients and colleagues; create an exceptional client experience; and, as a member of Brown Rudnick’s Hiring Committee, cultivate and promote historically under-represented lawyers.

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