Former Federal Prosecutor Mark Chutkow Joins Dykema as Leader of the Firm’s Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance Team

February, 2022 - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Mark Chutkow as Leader of the firm’s Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance Team. Chutkow, who will reside in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, comes to Dykema after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 24 years, including the past 17 in the Eastern District of Michigan.

As the leader of Dykema’s Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice, Chutkow 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,” said Mike Cooney, Director of Dykema’s Litigation Department. “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, where he headed the Public Corruption Unit and later the 85-prosecutor Criminal Division. In those roles, he investigated, tried, and supervised cases resulting in convictions of some of the most recognized names in local government. Chutkow also obtained and oversaw record-breaking criminal fines and penalties against global manufacturers and officials engaged in consumer fraud, corruption, and kickback schemes.

Throughout his career, Chutkow has received numerous honors, including multiple Director’s Awards for Superior Performance from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, as well as recognition from IRS Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He received the Leonard R. Gilman Award for the practice of criminal law from the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Chutkow earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University.