Our Website Uses Cookies 

We and the third parties that provide content, functionality, or business services on our website may use cookies to collect information about your browsing activities in order to provide you with more relevant content and promotional materials, on and off the website, and help us understand your interests and improve the website.

For more information, please contact us or consult our Privacy Notice.

Your binder contains too many pages, the maximum is 40.

We are unable to add this page to your binder, please try again later.

This page has been added to your binder.

Mark Plotkin
Mark E. Plotkin
Washington +1 202 662 5656 mplotkin@cov.com Download V-card

Mark Plotkin advises a globally diverse client base on U.S. national security, data privacy, and financial services matters; he is the only attorney in the United States ranked by Chambers in all three fields. He frequently handles matters that combine these disciplines, including in cases before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), anti-money laundering (AML), and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) matters, USA PATRIOT Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and Dodd-Frank Act compliance issues, and other bank regulatory, defense and security matters. He has been named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer, a Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, and a Most Valuable Player by Law360.

  • AAA — financial services
  • AOL — national security
  • BAE Systems — national security
  • Broadridge — financial services
  • Brown Brothers Harriman — financial services
  • BT — national security
  • Carlyle Group — national security
  • China Investment Corporation — national security
  • Deutsche Börse — national security
  • Energy Future Holdings — national security
  • Expedia — financial services
  • Facebook — financial services
  • Forethought Financial Group — financial services
  • Gaz Métro — national security
  • Hulu — financial services
  • IBM — national security
  • Investment Company Institute — financial services
  • JP Morgan Chase — financial services
  • Lenovo — national security
  • Lindsay Goldberg — national security
  • Microsoft — financial services
  • National Cooperative Bank — financial services
  • National Football League — financial services
  • New York Life — financial services
  • Nexen — national security
  • Northrop Grumman — national security
  • Procter & Gamble — financial services
  • Pacific Telecom — national security
  • Regions Bank — financial services
  • Temasek Holdings — national security/financial services
  • Westinghouse — national security

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Editor and Co-Author, Regulation of Foreign Banks and Affiliates in the United States (West Publishing, 2012)
  • Editor-in-Chief and Co-Author, E-Commerce Law and Business (Aspen Publishing, 2003)
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Yale University, Class Secretary
  • Harvard Law School, Reunion Chair
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Berkeley College Fellow
  • Sidwell Friends School Development Board (1998-2004)
  • Board of Governors, Association of Yale Alumni (2007-2010)
  • Harvard College, Teaching Fellow (1984-1986)
  • The American Lawyer, Dealmaker of the Year  
  • Law360, International Trade MVP (multiple years) 
  • China Law & Practice, “Outbound Deal of the Year
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (multiple years)
  • Chambers Global (multiple years)
  • Best Lawyers in America (multiple years)
  • Super Lawyers (multiple years)
  • Legal 500 US (multiple years)
  • Washingtonian Magazine — Best Lawyers in Washington (multiple years)