When clients hire Mark, they receive much more than excellent legal results. He delivers military, electrical engineering, and business expertise to government contracts, technology transactions, security, and regulatory compliance. Mark’s multi-faceted skills and experience enables him to efficiently get deals done, provide insightful solutions, and help clients with:
- Government Contracts: Winning prime and subcontracts, bid protests, classified programs, and resolving disputes.
- Technology Transactions and Outsourcing: Increasing financial returns, operational efficiencies, and cost reductions from technology, drones/UAS, energy, data, trade secrets, intellectual property, and telecommunications.
- Security: Investigating, improving security, and reducing risks from terror, cyber, insider, and FOCI threats to physical assets, finances, privacy and data (PII, PHI, PCI, IP, TS, etc). Counseling on ECPA, SCA, NSL, FISA, CALEA, and related activities.
- Regulations: Complying with FAR, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, GDPR, PCI DSS, NIST, FCC, DSS/NISPOM, FCRA, CFIUS, ITAR, EAR, FMS, OFAC, FEMA/DSCA/Stafford Act, FirstNet, and x911 requirements.
A retired U.S. Army Colonel and service-disabled veteran, Mark served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Europe in special operations, intelligence, homeland defense, and communications units on Active Duty and in the Reserves. His last assignment was FEMA/Army North’s emergency preparedness officer for Maryland, and he responded to domestic emergencies such as the September 11th Pentagon attack, Baltimore Riots, and the Ebola Crisis. Previously, he was the battalion commander of a tactical line unit and JSOC’s task force CIO (J6) responsible for all command, control, and communications assets including aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Mark has substantial TS/SCI experience with IC platforms as a member of an SMU and SAPs.
Prior to his legal career, Mark was an electrical engineer and international business executive where he started a consulting business in Boston, provided regional expertise in Australia, harmonized U.S. products in Denmark, and managed telecommunication QA teams across Europe.
Mark chairs the firm’s Homeland Security, Government Contracts and Technology Transactions groups, is iCERT’s General Counsel, co-chairs the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Homeland Security and Emergency Communications Committee and chairs Montgomery County’s Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group.