Mark J. Maier has joined Kaye Scholer’s Washington, DC office as a partner, where he will lead the firm’s National Security practice and focus on government contracts, critical infrastructure and matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Maier leverages his electrical engineering, U.S. Army and business backgrounds to negotiate classified government contracts and transactions for energy, technology, IP and telecommunications. He also ensures regulatory compliance with requirements related to CFIUS, the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and the Federal Communications Commission.
In addition to his legal work, Maier is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Army’s emergency preparedness officer for the state of Maryland, where he works with agencies, such as FEMA and the National Guard, to improve homeland security and respond to emergencies. Prior to this, Mark was the battalion commander of a tactical line unit, JSOC’s J6 in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a member of a special mission unit and special access programs. He has substantial experience creating and operating intelligence community platforms.
“Mark’s proven leadership experience as a military officer, as well as his background in engineering and law, makes him a valuable asset for our clients,” said managing partner Michael Solow. “The addition of such a high caliber lateral will significantly expand the capabilities of our National Security and Government Contracts practice and our Washington, DC office.”
Before joining Kaye Scholer, Maier spent 15 years in private legal practice, founding his previous firm’s government contracts practice and co-founding its data privacy team. Earlier in his career, Maier was a business executive and a practicing electrical engineer for thirteen years in Germany, Denmark, Australia and Boston, a time during which he started an early-generation systems integration business.
“Mark’s significant credibility in the technology and government industries complements the firm’s existing strengths,” said Michael Rogoff, co-chair of Kaye Scholer’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department and chair of the firm's White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Group. “Our clients will greatly benefit from his extensive experience working at the intersection of the public and private sectors.”
“Kaye Scholer is an esteemed brand with an international, multidisciplinary platform that will enable me to extend a wide array of services to companies seeking stronger relationships with the U.S. government,” said Maier. “The firm’s strategic focus closely aligns with the needs of my clients, and I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues to extend all of Kaye Scholer’s services.”
Maier earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and graduated from Pennsylvania State University and its Army ROTC program with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He holds a current security clearance and is CIPP/US, COR and MCSE certified.
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