Mark Smith concentrates his practice on the defense of white-collar criminal cases and government investigations. He vigorously represents businesses and individuals during all stages of criminal and other government enforcement actions. Mark strives to achieve the best possible resolution while minimizing the negative impact that adverse publicity can have on his clients. Mark also has been retained by national law firms to handle a wide range of Massachusetts-specific litigation and regulation matters as outside counsel on behalf of their clients. Mark is a former President of the Boston Bar Association, one of the oldest bar associations in America, which has over 12,000 members. Mark was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB) in 2018 and in 2020 began serving as the Chair. The CMAB consists of approximately a dozen members from diverse backgrounds in law, business and academia and plays a critical role in guiding and supporting the Massachusetts Trial Court in its transformation to a system grounded in managerial best practices and data driven decision-making.
Prior to entering private practice, Mark served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he supervised over fifty prosecutors assigned to the Environmental Crimes Strike Force, Public Integrity Division, Economic Crimes Division, and the High Technology Crimes Unit. Prior to becoming Deputy Chief, Mark also served for five years as Chief of the Public Integrity Division and participated in or supervised the prosecution of more than one hundred public corruption cases. Mark has personally tried cases ranging from securities fraud to public corruption offenses. Mark also acted as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in joint federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions.
Earlier in his career, Mark served as a public defender in New York City and tried several cases in New York State Supreme Court. He also clerked for a trial judge of that same court. Mark has served in several senior leadership positions of the Boston Bar Association, including serving as the President of the Association. Mark is named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® list since 2010 by the Thomson Reuters rating service, a recognition awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state.
Mark is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School. He lives in Scituate with his family.