Report: DOJ’s Mendelsohn May Move to Private Sector

mendelsohn-markMark Mendelsohn, a deputy chief in the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section who supervises Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution, is exploring a move to the private sector. The Blog of the Legal Times reports that Mendelsohn recently sent out a recusal letter internally that identified certain law firms. Mendelsohn has been a federal prosecutor for nearly 12 years.

In other DOJ personnel news, officials told the BLT that the DOJ is “very far along” in the process for hiring a new Fraud section chief and a deputy chief for securities fraud prosecution.