Mark Feldman focuses his legal practice on compliance counseling and internal investigations across a range of disciplines including electronic and Internet-enabled fraud, wiretapping, money laundering, extortion, bribery, organized crime, and public and private corruption. He has extensive experience in compliance monitorships including some of the largest monitorships conducted in the United States. He also has significant supervisory and hands-on experience in conducting internal and external investigations in multiple industries including, among others, transportation and logistics, retail, media and entertainment, healthcare, and the not-for-profit sector. As a career litigator, he has supervised and tried numerous cases in both state and federal court.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Feldman served in government at the federal, state, and local levels and in the private sector. He was Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, a Managing Director at BDO USA, LLP (BDO) and the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
At the Brooklyn DA’s Office, Mr. Feldman was second in command of the nation’s third largest prosecutor’s office with a staff of approximately 550 attorneys. In that Office, he also served as Chief of the Rackets Bureau and First Deputy Chief of the Homicide Bureau. Among other crimes, Mr. Feldman supervised the investigation and prosecution of Internet-enabled fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, bribery, extortion, stalking, and telemarketing fraud. He was also responsible for reviewing wiretapping and surreptitious surveillance applications. Previously, as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Feldman served in the Eastern District of New York as the Chief of the Organized Crime & Racketeering Section. In that capacity, Mr. Feldman, was responsible for the District’s program designed to investigate, prosecute and dismantle organized criminal enterprises including La Cosa Nostra and Russian Organized Crime. Mr. Feldman was one of two federal prosecutors appointed to sit on the Confidential Informant Review Committee, the oversight panel for the FBI’s informant program. He has lectured at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia on law enforcement best practices.
At BDO, Mr Feldman focused on internal corporate investigations, monitorships, risk management, and designing and implementing integrity controls for private companies. While at BDO, he was appointed by New York State’s Empire State Development Corporation to serve as the compliance monitor for the 450-million-dollar renovation of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. He also conducted investigations for Fortune 500 companies and professional sports organizations, and was regularly engaged by law firms and corporations to conduct investigations focused on fraud, FCPA violations, and employee misconduct.
At the MTA, Mr. Feldman’s responsibilities included the supervision of investigators and attorneys assigned to detect and remediate fraud, waste, and abuse at the MTA – the nation’s second largest construction contractor after the United States Defense Department. This wrongdoing was routinely enabled or effectuated through the use of computers and/or the Internet.
Mr. Feldman is the recipient of numerous awards including the Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney and both the Henry L. Stimson Medal for Outstanding Service as an Assistant United States Attorney and the Thomas E. Dewey Medal for Outstanding Service as an Assistant District Attorney, awarded by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Feldman is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Brooklyn Law School.
- University of Connecticut
- Brooklyn Law School
- New York
- United States Supreme Court
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York