Advising Corporate Clients
Regularly advise corporate clients on the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, Executive Order Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts, Conflict Minerals, and other Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Compliance matters.
Successfully briefed /argued more than 40 civil and criminal appeals in federal and state courts around the country, including in the US Supreme Court.
Named Colorado’s “Best Overall Litigator in 2015," Markus regularly litigates matters of all kind on behalf of companies of all sizes.
Counseling Fortune 500 and Other U.S. and Foreign Companies
Regularly counsel dozens of Fortune 500 and other U.S. and foreign companies on a range of issues, including FCPA, foreign global anti-corruption enforcement, and export control compliance and due diligence.
Successfully pursued a defamation suit on behalf of Westwood College against class action lawyers who made derogatory comments about the college outside of the litigation.
Department of Commerce and FBI Export Controls Investigation
Successfully counseled high-tech company during Department of Commerce and FBI export controls investigation.
Represented individual in employment conflict with former German employer.
Export Control Dispute
Counseled foreign government's Ministry of Commerce in export control dispute.
FCPA and OFAC Violations
Represented a major university faculty chair during a Department of Homeland Security investigation into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices and OFAC violations.
FCPA Disclosure and Various Foreign Anti-corruption Regimes
Guided FCPA disclosures to the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, and regularly advise on various foreign anti-corruption regimes, including the U.K. Bribery Act, the German Anti-Corruption Act, India's Prevention of Corruption Act, and the Chinese Anti-Bribery Laws.
Internal Fraud, Export Control, FCPA, and Other Investigations
Conduct internal fraud, export control, FCPA, and other investigations in the United States and abroad (including in China, India, Canada, and South America).
Engaged by the University of Colorado to conduct an internal review relating to former student and “Colorado theater shooter” James Holmes and provide appropriate recommendations.
Products Liability Litigation Matters
Provided counsel and represent clients in multiple major global products liability litigation matters.
Trading, Healthcare, Mortgage Fraud, Bribery Cases
Represent individuals and companies implicated in insider trading, healthcare, mortgage fraud, bribery cases.
Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctions
On behalf of a FORTUNE 50 company, persuaded court to deny TRO lodged against employees (and obtained attorney’s fees).
Represented the World Bank Group and Unik Construction Engineering (PTY) Ltd., a construction company based in South Africa in the recent lifting of World Bank Group sanctions that were imposed on Unik in 2013 after World Bank debarred Unik for engaging in certain fraudulent activity. In 2014, the World Bank Group selected Perkins Coie to serve as a monitor and advisor to Unik.