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T. Markus Funk

Litigation Attorney at Denver, CO

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    Colorado - CO 12 years
    Illinois - IL 28 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    30%
    Federal prosecutor in Chicago for 10 years. 24 trials, all resulting in convictions. Briefed and argued more than 20 cases in federal courts of appeal, all with positive results.

    29 years, 300 cases

  2. White collar crime
    25%
    Federal prosecutor in Chicago for 10 years. 24 trials, all resulting in convictions. Briefed and argued more than 20 cases in federal courts of appeal, all with positive results.

    24 years, 50 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    Federal prosecutor in Chicago for 10 years. 24 trials, all resulting in convictions. Briefed and argued more than 20 cases in federal courts of appeal, all with positive results.

    14 years

  4. Federal crime
    20%
    Federal prosecutor in Chicago for 10 years. 24 trials, all resulting in convictions. Briefed and argued more than 20 cases in federal courts of appeal, all with positive results.

    29 years, 300 cases

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Briefed and argued more than 20 cases in federal courts of appeal, all with positive results.

    29 years, 30 cases

Markus is the founding Co-Chair of Perkins Coie's Supply Chain Compliance Practice, 2013 "Lawyer of the Year," 2014 “10 Best Attorneys for the State of Illinois," and 2015's "Colorado Top Litigator Finalist." Markus served as a decorated Chicago federal prosecutor, Section Chief with the U.S. State Department-Balkans, clerk with the federal court of appeals and district court, and law professor.

During his time in public service, Markus and his team prosecuted "Operation Family Secrets," which National Public Radio lauded as "one of the most important criminal investigations . . . in American history" (the 1995 movie “Casino” was based on the charged criminal activities). At the time of his departure from the Department of Justice, the Chicago Sun-Times described Markus as a "street-smart prosecutor with an Oxford pedigree."

Markus has successfully tried over 25 federal and state civil and criminal jury cases, briefed and argued dozens of federal appeals throughout the country, directed hundreds of investigations, and on a daily basis advises public and private entities and individuals on challenging ethics and compliance matters.

In private practice since 2010, Markus focuses on internal investigations, complex commercial litigation both at the trial and appellate levels, white collar criminal defense, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance, and corporate counseling. By way of example, Markus was selected to serve as a World Bank Group advisor and monitor to an Africa-based company seeking reinstatement following debarment, and he in the past year has counseled clients and conducted internal investigations and reviews in virtually every corner of the globe.

Markus's cases and legal analysis have been featured by outlets such as The Atlantic, CNBC, CNN, The Economist, The History Channel, Investor's Business Daily, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, The National Law Journal, Bloomberg, National Geographic TV, New York Times, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal, and receives regular invitations from governments, institutions, and individuals, including the DOJ, the U.S. State Department, The World Bank, The Mayor of New York City, the American Bar Association, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, and Harvard University to speak on legal issues and address lay and professional audiences.

Markus started his legal career as a law clerk to The Hon. Morris S. Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry, and as a Lecturer in Law at Oxford University and as a Lecturer in Law at Oxford University.

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Perkins Coie
1899 Wynkoop Street
Suite 700
Denver, CO, 80202-1086
Perkins Coie
131 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL, 60603-5517
Perkins Coie LLP
607 14th St NW # 800
Washington, DC, 20005-2005
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2000 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Morris S. Arnold (8th Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Lecturer in Law
  • Oxford University
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Catherine D. Perry (U.S. District Court - St. Louis)
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Univeristy of Illinois
  • BS & BA
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Personna v. DuPont
  • $6 million verdict for plaintiff
  • United States v. Calabrese, et al.
  • Convictions for all defendants; established 19 mob homicides
  • United States v. Ambrose
  • Conviction of first U.S. Marshal to leak information cooperator to mob
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Associations

  • American Law Institute
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • ABA Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • ABA Global Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Founding National Co-Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • President's Task Force on Human Trafficking
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association International Anti-Corruption Initiatives Task Force
  • National Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • ABA Litigation Magazine
  • Member, Editorial Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • BNA Criminal Law Reporter
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association Human Trafficking and Organized Crime Committee
  • National Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • American Bar Association Kosovo Task Force
  • National Chair
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • White Collar Lawyer of the Year
  • Corporate LiveWire
  • 2015
  • America's Leading Litigation Lawyers
  • Chambers USA
  • 2015
  • America's Leading White Collar Lawyers
  • Chambers USA
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Frank Carrington Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Illinois
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Attorney General's Award ("John Marshal Award")
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2008
  • Star of Distinction
  • Chicago Crime Commission
  • 2008
  • Superior Honor Award
  • U.S. Department of State
  • 2007
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker Series
  • FCPA Trends in 2011 and Beyond
  • 2011
  • Mid-Year Meeting
  • Complex Evidentiary Issues In Criminal Trials
  • 2011
  • GC Meeting - Denver
  • FCPA Enforcement Trends & Best Practices
  • 2011
  • ABA Litigation Section Mid-Year Meeting / Miami Beach
  • Post-Skilling Void for Vagueness
  • 2011
  • ABA Annual Meeting
  • Globalization of the Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • USDOJ Advanced Racketeering Training
  • Sentencing in Racketeering (RICO) Cases
  • 2009
  • ABA Spring Leadership Meeting
  • Human Trafficking and Organized Crime
  • 2008
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
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Denver Litigation Lawyer T. Markus Funk
T. Markus Funk
Litigation Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 28 years