Mr Mark Mandel > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
450 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10017
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

At Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPEdward Fuhr in Richmond leads a practice that has significant litigation capability in Texas, California, Florida and other key forums across the country. Fuhr represented Cleco Corporate Holdings in a putative shareholder class action pending in Louisiana. The firm’s standout practitioners include Bradley Foster in Dallas and Mark Mandel in New York. Last year, Foster acted for insurance company Bowen, Miclette & Britt in a multibillion-dollar securities class action, and successfully settled matters for former officers of Tandy Brands Accessories brought by the company’s bankruptcy trustee. The firm also has a highly capable practice that handles SEC, DOJ, FINRA and other regulatory matters.