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Mark S. DeMarco
BA, Fordham University
JD, University of Pittsburgh
Graduating with a degree in Political Science from Fordham University in 1985, Mark did what anyone in his position with no real job prospects and tired of working in nightclubs would do - he left The Bronx and attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh. After serving roughly ten years as a state and federal prosecutor, Mark moved into private practice, specializing in criminal defense. Since1999, he has represented numerous clients in federal and state courts. In addition to New York, he has represented clients charged in Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida and his practice has landed him in places such as Bly, Oregon, Georgetown, Guyana and Stockholm, Sweden. He is a member of the CJA Panels in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Homicide Panel of the Assigned Counsel Plan in The Bronx.
Recently, he has served as counsel in numerous high profile cases including United States v. Richard Gotti, an alleged member of the Gambino crime family, United States v. Oussama Kassir, who was charged with being a member of and providing material support to al Qaeda, and United States v. Abdelghani Meskini, an alleged co-conspirator in the Millennium Bombing plot. In addition to currently serving as trial counsel on two death penalty eligible cases, he has represented alleged members or associates of organized crime families and several persons charged with membership in and support of designated terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda.
Mark currently serves on the board of directors for the New York Criminal Bar Association and serves as adjunct professor at Seton Hall University Law School where he teaches Persuasion and Advocacy.