Mark L. Jensen: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Mark L. Jensen


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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts,
  • Investigations &
  • International Trade
  • Bid Protests
  • Claims
  • Committee on
  • Foreign Investment in the
  • United States (CFIUS)
  • Contract Cost Accounting
  • Exports and Export-Related Controls
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts
  • Multiple Award Schedule Contracting
  • The False Claims Act and Related White Collar Issues
University Bates College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999; University of Minnesota, M.A., 2004
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 2007
Admitted2007, New York; 2009, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of International Trade


•D.C. Bar Association, International Law Section

•American Bar Association, International Law Section

•Society for International Affairs

LanguagesGerman; Spanish

Mr. Jensen is an International Trade associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Jensen focuses on areas of law related to international business, including U.S. economic sanctions, U.S. export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international anti-bribery statutes, U.S. customs, free trade agreements, and non-U.S. investment in the United States. Mr. Jensen has extensive experience in counseling clients, developing and implementing compliance programs, conducting due diligence, advising clients on trade-related aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions and new business ventures, preparing license applications and other filings for submission to the U.S. government, conducting investigations internally and before the U.S. government, negotiating resolutions with the U.S. government, and litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade. Mr. Jensen has represented U.S. and non-U.S. companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, including aerospace, airlines, banking and finance, defense, energy, health care and medical devices, information technology and software, manufacturing, private equity, professional services, research universities, and retail. Mr. Jensen has counseled clients in front of U.S. government agencies including the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and CFIUS.

Mr. Jensen previously served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General. In that capacity, among other responsibilities, Mr. Jensen served as second chair in a jury trial in D.C. Superior Court, and settled cases through court-supervised mediation on matters ranging from simple torts to the Americans with Disabilities Act.


•Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2014

•Member, Best Team, 2006 Ames Moot Court Competition, Harvard Law School




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Beyond the Checklist: Seven Keys to Effective Trade Due Diligence
Mark L. Jensen,Thaddeus Rogers McBride, October 14, 2014
Anti-corruption due diligence can be vexing even in the best of conditions; it is often made more complicated by time and business pressures that arise in the context of a merger or acquisition or an urgent sales opportunity. Anti-corruption compliance is always fact-intensive, and due diligence...

Shedding Light on CFIUS: Appeals Court Holds That CFIUS Review Lacks Constitutional Due Process
Mark L. Jensen,J. Scott Maberry,Robert L. Magielnicki,Thaddeus Rogers McBride,Brian D. Weimer, July 24, 2014
In a stunning ruling issued on July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and the subsequent unwinding of the investment deprived the foreign investor of due process under the 5th...

Tech Company Shares Tech, Makes Self-Disclosure, Pays Penalty
Mark L. Jensen,Thaddeus Rogers McBride, April 11, 2014
On February 19, 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it had reached an agreement with Santa Clara-based Intevac, Inc. to settle allegations that Intevac violated U.S. export regulations governing exports of technology. Under the agreement, Intevac agreed to pay a civil penalty of...
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Mark L. Jensen

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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