MARCUS BAUER advises clients located in the United States and abroad on a wide array of issues. He focuses his practice on white collar investigations, litigation, and government strategies.
As part of the White Collar Defense and Investigations group, Marcus has represented individuals and corporations in both civil and criminal investigative proceedings. He has represented clients in investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and various state-level law enforcement agencies. Marcus has also conducted internal reviews and investigations into allegations of misconduct throughout the United States, as well as Europe and the Asia Pacific. He also assesses anti-corruption risk associated with mergers and acquisitions transactions, and assists clients with structuring and improving their compliance programs.
Marcus also helps clients effectively navigate Capitol Hill. Relying on his understanding of congressional process and policy, Marcus works with clients to develop effective congressional engagement strategies. He counsels clients facing complex congressional investigations, which includes advising companies and individuals giving public testimony before congressional committees. He also provides strategic advice to clients regarding the latest legislative and political developments and advocates on behalf of clients in order to shape law and policy. He has provided counsel to clients across a broad range of economic sectors including telecommunications, logistics, technology, automotive, e-commerce, banking, and energy.
Marcus also has experience representing clients in state and federal court. As a litigator, he draws on his experience as a federal appellate and trial court law clerk. Marcus has litigated a diverse range of issues including issues related to the First Amendment, civil procedure, and congressional subpoena enforcement.
Prior to joining the firm, Marcus served as a law clerk on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Marcus received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. In law school, he was named a Tony Patiño Fellow, a prestigious merit award bestowed upon a law student exemplifying leadership, character, academic success, and good citizenship.
Prior to law school, Marcus was a Teach for America Corps Member in Huntsville, Alabama, where he taught sixth grade math and coached high school baseball. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Boston College. In college, Marcus worked for several public policy research institutions focusing on legal policy at both the federal and state level.