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Mark Robertson

Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mark J. Robertson represents clients in an array of government regulatory, enforcement, and public policy matters, and advises clients with interests arising from national and homeland security efforts. 

During President George W. Bush’s Administration, Mark served with the Department of Homeland Security and provided legal and policy guidance on issues arising throughout the department, particularly with matters involving the procurement of homeland security technology, the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources, transportation and cargo security, chemical security, emergency preparedness and incident response, biodefense, and SAFETY Act liability protection.


At DHS, Mark served as Chief of Staff to the Department’s General Counsel, where he assisted in managing and overseeing the operations of the 1,500-lawyer Office of the General Counsel.  He simultaneously served as the Associate General Counsel for Science and Technology, where he provided legal and policy advice concerning the Department’s research and development efforts focused on countering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, as well as the dangers of infectious disease. 

Mark holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College, and lectures on law as an adjunct professor with The George Washington University Law School.  Mark serves on the Board of Advisors of the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest. 

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