Mark Beck has successfully defended corporations and individuals in all phases of complex civil, criminal and regulatory matters in the United States and abroad. He also has extensive experience conducting corporate internal investigations and advising company counsel on governance, compliance and crime prevention matters.
Mr. Beck is nationally recognized as a trial lawyer, and was invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2004. He was described by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as a founder and leader of the Los Angeles law firm that was a “major player in the defense bar.”
In his criminal law practice, he has defended companies and their officers accused of stealing intellectual property; aerospace and maritime companies and their employees in various investigations; hospitals, doctors and administrators in health care fraud proceedings; companies and their officers in political corruption investigations; and corporations and their executives in securities fraud proceedings. He has also represented various businesses and individuals accused of antitrust, environmental, telemarketing, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other violations; and others accused of fraudulent conduct in various industries.
Mr. Beck began his career as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office in Los Angeles. Following successful labor corruption and business fraud prosecutions, he was appointed an Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division and received the Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for exceptional service on behalf of the United States. Mr. Beck served as the Practice Group Leader for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations group from 2010 to June 2014.
Mr. Beck is an experienced and well-respected speaker on internal investigations and corporate compliance and has delivered lectures on these topics throughout the world.
Court admissions include the United States Supreme Court and trial courts nationally. Mr. Beck has received numerous top honors and industry recognition from Chambers, Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, Super Lawyers and other publications.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
- B.A., Stanford University, 1972