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Mark S. Radke

Mark S. Radke

Schiff Hardin LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Mark S. Radke focuses his practice on defending corporations and individuals in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings and counseling clients on compliance and corporate governance issues.


Mr. Radke has represented public companies, audit committees and various executives in SEC investigations into financial reporting and accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, alleged insider trading, and violations of various broker/dealer and investment advisory rules and regulations. He also has experience conducting internal investigations, and he has defended clients in state and federal criminal investigations and inquiries into securities-related matters.


"U.S. Law – The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Beyond," in International Corruption Law (2010)

"Does Severe Punishment Deter Financial Crimes?" (co-author) University of Charleston Law Review (Spring 2010)

Speeches and Presentations

"Current FCPA Issues in the Medical Device Industry," (co-speaker) Bloomberg BNA Webinar (Sept. 18, 2012)

"International Government Investigations, SEC Whistleblowers and Private Follow-On Actions: Playing Chess on Multiple Boards," ABA 2011 Toronto Annual Meeting (Aug. 5, 2011)

"Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Act: Significant Impact to the Role of Internal Corporate Compliance Programs," Webinar (June 10, 2011)

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Mr. Radke was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of a national law firm. He has also served as the chief of staff to the chairman of the SEC, and he previously served as an attorney in the SEC's Division of Enforcement.


Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Securities Regulation, 1984)

University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 1982)

University of Washington (B.A., 1979)

Teaching Appointments

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center SEC Enforcement

Practice Areas

Securities and Futures; Regulation


District of Columbia


U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


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