Dykema, a national law firm based in Detroit, announced Mark Chutkow is joining the firm as leader of its government investigations and corporate compliance team.
He will operate out of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office after serving as an assistant U.S. attorney for 24 years, including the last 17 in the Eastern District of Michigan.
In this new role he will help companies and executives navigate through complex, high-stakes government enforcement and civil litigation matters. His practice extends from fraud, RICO, and corruption matters to environmental enforcement actions. Chutkow’s experience spans routine compliance audits, high-stakes, high-profile investigations, and courtroom litigation.
“Mark is a top-tier, highly respected trial attorney and counselor who has more than two decades’ worth of invaluable experience leading and overseeing high-profile law enforcement matters,” says Mike Cooney, director of the litigation department at Dykema.
“His background as a federal prosecutor handling nearly every type of civil and criminal case will be a tremendous resource for our clients. We’re thrilled for Mark to lead our government investigations and corporate compliance team.”
As a federal prosecutor, Chutkow first served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Seattle before transferring to the Eastern District of Michigan. There he headed the public corruption unit and later the 85-prosecutor criminal division.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.