Mark Mendelsohn

  • Lecturer

Mark Mendelsohn is partner in the litigation department and co-chair of the anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act group, and a member of the white collar and regulatory defense, internal investigations and securities litigation practice groups. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Mendelsohn served as the deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division Fraud Section, and is internationally acknowledged and respected as the architect and key enforcement official of DOJ’s modern Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement program. Mendelsohn’s practice emphasizes white collar matters, internal corporate investigations and compliance counseling. He regularly represents clients in FCPA and corruption-related internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, transactional anti-corruption diligence and responding to and defending against government investigations, prosecutions and trials on behalf of both business entities and individuals. Mendelsohn has spoken frequently as a faculty member, panelist and keynote speaker at numerous FCPA, anti-corruption, corporate compliance, securities fraud, money laundering and white collar crime programs and conferences.

He teaches International Criminal Law as a visiting professor at the Law School and has also been an adjunct lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. Mendelsohn is member of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court and a member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International-USA.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    Yale University