Mark Floyd Pomerantz is an American attorney who was born on May 3, 1951.
He used to work for the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, commonly known as Paul, Weiss.
In February 2021, he left the firm to help the Manhattan District Attorney’s office investigate former president Donald Trump’s financial activities. Pomerantz resigned from the case in February 2022.
Pomerantz was born in Brooklyn, New York. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College in 1972.
Later, he attended the University of Michigan Law School and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1975. Pomerantz was the editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
He served as a law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Edward Weinfeld of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mark F. Pomerantz served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he eventually led the appellate unit.
After a brief stint on the faculty of Columbia Law School, Pomerantz established a small criminal defense law firm before joining Rogers & Wells.
Pomerantz returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to head its Criminal Division from 1997 to 1999, serving under U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White.
Pomerantz joined the litigation division of the law firm Paul, Weiss as of counsel.
He is an expert on white-collar crime and has represented a range of high-profile clients, including U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli of New Jersey, hedge fund manager Anthony Chiasson, Credit Suisse First Boston banker Frank Quattrone, Queen’s Justice of the New York Supreme Court Joel L. Blumenfeld, ImClone founder and CEO Samuel D. Waksal, and New York Governor David A. Paterson.
Pomerantz was the court-appointed receiver tasked with finding the assets of fraudster Marc Dreier, successfully safeguarding over $100 million in assets so that Dreier’s victims could be compensated.
Pomerantz has criticized the Federal Sentencing Guidelines as being excessively high.
Pomerantz served as chairman of the Mayor’s Commission to Combat Police Corruption, an unpaid position, for 18 months.
Pomerantz was appointed to the six-member commission by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in August 2003. He resigned effective June 1, 2005, citing the time demands of his law practice.
Pomerantz was sworn in as a special assistant district attorney (DA) in the office of New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on February 2, 2021, to assist with that office’s criminal investigation into the personal and business finances of former President Donald Trump.
His hiring caused speculation that Vance was “ramping up” the grand jury investigation. Pomerantz resigned from his role as special assistant to the New York County District Attorney on February 23, 2022.
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