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Mark Mandel

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Mark, a former chief of the New York office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Broker-Dealer Enforcement, focuses his practice on complex securities-related litigation and enforcement. He has over 20 years' experience as a private practitioner representing investment banks, corporations, investment advisers, hedge funds, and directors and officers in many high-profile matters, from SEC, DOJ, state attorneys general and self regulatory organization investigations to national securities class actions.

Mark has consistently been involved in significant securities industry cases, including, among others, high frequency trading, the CDO investigations, structured and complex products investigations, the Squawk Box investigations, auction-rate securities, student loan investigations, options back-dating, NYSE and SEC specialist investigations, and the Salomon Brothers treasury bond investigation.

Recent favorable results include obtaining a no enforcement action result on behalf of a major financial institution in the Squawk Box investigations; the dismissal with prejudice of a major international investment bank from a $140 million securities fraud suit arising from the aborted sale of a Polish telecommunications company; obtaining, on behalf of a large NYSE-listed REIT, a no-enforcement action letter from the SEC following an investigation of a restatement stemming from allegations by a former chief financial officer claiming whistleblower status; and obtaining the dismissal with prejudice of an NYSE-listed international telecom company in a securities fraud suit seeking $100 million in damages arising out of the sale of a Greek cellular phone company.


  • JD, 1987, American University, Washington College of Law
  • BBA, 1984, Hofstra University

United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Bradley Foster in the Dallas office of the newly merged Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP regularly handles securities class actions and SEC and FINRA enforcement proceedings. He advised insurer Bowen, Miclette & Britt in a $7bn securities class action. New York-based Mark Mandel is a former chief of the SEC’s New York broker-dealer enforcement division and he acted for a major US bank on a FINRA investigation concerning volatility fund investments. J. Wiley George in Houston is also recommended.

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