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District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission Board of Directors Mark H. Tuohey, III, Confirmation Resolution of 2006
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the reappointment of Mr. Mark H. Tuohey, III to the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission Board of Directors.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the " District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission Board of Directors Mark H. Tuohey, III Confirmation Resolution of 2006".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:

Mr. Mark H.Tuohey, III
1655 Kalmia Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20012-1125
(Ward 4)

as a member and chairperson of the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission Board of Directors, established by section 5 of the Omnibus Sports Consolidation Act of 1994, effective August 23, 1994 (D.C. Law 10-152; D. C. Official Code § 3-1404), for a term to end December 31, 2010.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor. Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.


Mark concentrates his practice in complex civil and criminal litigation, internal corporate investigations and compliance programs. His practice is largely devoted to representing corporations, their officers and directors; and individuals in civil and white-collar criminal litigation and Congressional investigations. In addition, Mark is involved in alternative dispute resolution matters including arbitration and mediation, in the United States and abroad.

Mark represents clients in a variety of national and international investigations and litigation matters. In 1998 and 1999, he acted as Special Counsel to the District of Columbia Council and conducted its investigations of the Metropolitan Police Department and the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration; he has served as special counsel to the D.C. Council on Anti-Terrorism Preparedness. In January 2004, the Mayor of the District of Columbia named Mark as the Chair of the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Distinctions: The Best Lawyers in America in business litigation and criminal defense, 2005 and in commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense, 2006-2007 and in bet-the-company litigation in 2007; Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in litigation, white-collar crime and government investigations, 2004-2006; International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in business crime law, 2005-2006; Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading United States Litigation Lawyers, 2005
  • President: District of Columbia Bar, 1993-1994
  • Chair: District of Columbia Bar Foundation, 1996-2001
  • Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; American Bar Foundation; American Law Institute
  • Member: District of Columbia Federal Judicial Nominating Commission; American Bar Association House of Delegates; Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit; Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Office of Corporation Counsel; ABA House of Delegates, 1990-2003
  • Master: William J. Bryant American Inn of Court
  • Faculty Member: National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Lecturer and Writer: various trial advocacy topics, including issues relating to complex civil and criminal litigation, and Congressional oversight investigations
  • Trustee: Catholic University of America; Gonzaga College High School; Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Recipient: 2001 D.C. Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
  • Recipient: 2001 D.C.. Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Education and Professional Background

  • Saint Bonaventure University, B.A. in history, 1968
  • United States Army. Officer, 1970-1971
  • Fordham University Law School, J.D., 1973 (Writing & Research Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal)
  • Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, 1973; New York, 1981; United States Supreme Court; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Superior Court of the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fourth, D.C. and Federal Circuits; U.S. Court of Claims
  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of Columbia, 1973-1977
  • United States Department of Justice, Special Trial Counsel, 1977-1978; Special Counsel to the Attorney General, 1979
  • Deputy Independent Counsel, Whitewater Investigation, 1994-1995
  • Brookings Institution Commission on the Independent Counsel Act, 1999

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