Mark F. Pomerantz - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Mark F. Pomerantz

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Of counsel in the Litigation Department, Mark Pomerantz is a nationally known trial lawyer and litigator, and has extensive public and private experience in white-collar and regulatory matters. He has counseled CEOs in proceedings brought by the Justice Department and the SEC, and has represented prominent corporations and individuals with regard to many sensitive and high-profile matters

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Mark has represented some of the largest companies in the United States in investigations undertaken by the U.S. Department of Justice and various state and local prosecutors. He has tried cases on behalf of commercial clients and individuals before juries and arbitration panels, and also has substantial appellate experience, arguing dozens of appeals before appellate courts throughout the country.

Additionally, Mark has a great deal of experience in matters involving the financial services industry, and has handled major matters and internal investigations involving all aspects of alleged corporate misconduct, including securities and bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, RICO and FCPA violations, tax offenses and bribery. In recent years, he has represented clients in matters involving equity research analysts, structured finance, the allocation of initial public offering shares, reform of the mutual fund industry and other leading issues relating to securities law enforcement by federal and state authorities.

Mark has written about and is a frequent speaker on all aspects of the federal criminal practice. He has taught advanced criminal procedure at Harvard Law School and federal criminal litigation, appellate advocacy and contracts at Columbia Law School. He also guest lectures at Stanford Law School.

Harvard College BA 1972University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1975

Client Comments

"Mark Pomerantz is very experienced, wise, and sensitive."

"Mark Pomerantz is by far the single best attorney I have worked with in any category, whether corporate, regulatory, or criminal defense. He is a brilliant thinker, a very skilled craftsman of high impact briefs, a passionate advocate, and provides a level of personalized, responsive service that goes above and beyond the call of duty. When my freedom and my family's wellbeing was at stake, he took it personally and more than delivered on his promises for excellent, high-impact work, and personal attention. He is also extremely unselfish and cares all about the result and not a whit about claiming credit. When he successfully won my appeal and had earned the right to represent me in a subsequent trial, he insisted on involving Ted Wells, since he believed it would be in my best interests. His pristine reputation and relationships with the U.S. Attorney's office were instrumental in reaching a favorable resolution in which charges were dismissed. I can't say enough great things about Mark and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

"Mark Pomerantz is the consummate commercial litigator who can do it all. He digs in to attain a deep understanding of business concerns, and crafts a strategy designed to attain the best possible outcome. He is universally respected and admired, with good reason."

Office Location

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the New York City Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Compliance Law of the New York City Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the New York City Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the New York City Metro Area
Mark F. Pomerantz has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Mark F. Pomerantz has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mark F. Pomerantz has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Mark F. Pomerantz has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)