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Mark Kokanovich

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Mark Kokanovich is a former federal prosecutor who represents business clients and individuals in regulatory matters, internal investigations, and litigation regarding civil and criminal cases. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Arizona for more than seven years, Mark investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, including securities fraud, government contracts, aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and international money laundering. His experience also includes nearly a decade in private practice, where he conducted internal investigations and litigation in a variety of areas, including class action and securities litigation. Mark is frequently called upon to speak on matters related to internal and government investigations. He appeared on CNN to discuss the legal ramifications of the Mueller investigation and the parameters of obstruction of justice charges.





Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

American Constitution Society, Phoenix Lawyers Chapter, Board Member

Arizona Bar Foundation, Founding Fellow

Federal Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Yale Law School (J.D. 2001)

Contributor, Yale Journal on Regulation

Arizona State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1998)

Phi Beta Kappa

Leadership Scholar

Languages: Italian, Spanish