Mark S. Kokanovich

Of Counsel
Los Angeles
Phoenix
Mark Kokanovich is a former federal prosecutor who represents business clients and individuals in regulatory matters, internal investigations, and litigation regarding civil and criminal cases. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Arizona for more than seven years, Mark investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, including securities fraud, government contracts, aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and international money laundering. His experience also includes nearly a decade in private practice, where he conducted internal investigations and litigation in a variety of areas, including class action and securities litigation. Mark is frequently called upon to speak on matters related to internal and government investigations. He appeared on CNN to discuss the legal ramifications of the Mueller investigation and the parameters of obstruction of justice charges.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Served as special counsel to the Arizona House of Representatives Ethics Committee in its investigations of former Rep. David Stringer and Rep. David Cook
  • Managed trial strategy, witness preparation, and courtroom examinations in several election law matters involving contested ballot measures and candidates
  • Prosecuted three felony jury trials, resulting in convictions on all counts
  • Argued six cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supervised all Ninth Circuit filings and arguments in Phoenix, Yuma, and Flagstaff locations of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Joseph T. Sneed III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

American Constitution Society, Phoenix Lawyers Chapter, Board Member

Arizona Bar Foundation, Founding Fellow

Federal Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (ASU Law), Adjunct Professor - White Collar Crime Seminar, 2020-present

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Arizona, 2020-2021

Board Memberships & Community Service

American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 503, Board 2013-2014

American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 503, Coach 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

Credentials 

Education

Yale Law School (J.D. 2001)

Contributor, Yale Journal on Regulation

Arizona State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1998)
Phi Beta Kappa
Leadership Scholar

Languages

Italian

Spanish

Admissions

Arizona

California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona