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Education

  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles
    (
    J.D., magna cum laude, 1987)
  • University of Southern California
    (
    B.A., 1977)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • California

Mark D. Larsen

Partner

4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-3515
F (612) 371-3207


Mark  is a lead trial attorney and investigator in matters arising from securities, real estate, insurance, investment and bankruptcy frauds, pension and health benefit plan frauds and embezzlements and money laundering. Over the course of his career, Mark has led more than 40 jury trials, consulting his clients regarding litigation and trial strategy in federal and state judicial districts.

Mark specializes in representing individuals and entities subject to grand jury, administrative, regulatory and other investigative process regarding medical devices, securities, tax, financial institutions, public corruption, communications, and media. He is widely sought by  corporate investigations conducted on behalf of publicly and privately held corporations.

Before joining Lindquist & Vennum, Mark was an Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, District of Minnesota, from 1994-2003. During his tenure, he conducted successful investigations and prosecutions of multiple high profile and challenging white collar criminal matters involving public corruption, securities, commercial lending institutions, real estate, pharmaceutical, tax and bankruptcy frauds, and financial schemes directed against federal agencies. During this time, he developed extensive experience in grand jury practice and procedure.

From 1991-1994, Mark was Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California (Los Angeles) where he obtained guilty verdicts and affirmed convictions in public corruption, white collar and violent crime cases. In 1993, he was the Acting Chief of Appeals and Ethics Officer.
Mark’s accolades and recognition include:
  • Director’s Award: Food and Drug Administration
  • Director’s Award: Department of Transportation
  • Commendation: Louis J. Freeh, Director, FBI
  • Multiple Awards and Commendations from Special Agents-in-Charge and law enforcement supervisors
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Internal Revenue Service
    • Food & Drug Administration
    • Department of Labor
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Postal Inspection Service
    • Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
    • Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department

Mark has considerable experience with federal and state regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Publications

Academic Involvement
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law

Honors and Awards
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013
  • West Publishing Award for Scholastic Excellence
  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Federal Estate and Gift Tax and White Collar Crime

Community Involvement
  • Loaves and Fishes, volunteer