PHILADELPHIA (MARCH 1, 2019)— Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP (Klehr Harrison) is pleased to announce that Mark B. Sheppard is joining the firm as a Partner. Mr. Sheppard is an experienced white collar criminal defense practitioner and commercial litigator. For over 30 years, Mr. Sheppard has successfully represented corporations, publicly elected officials and individuals in matters involving federal, state and administrative enforcement activity, including federal criminal trials, grand jury investigations, SEC enforcement actions and government initiated civil proceedings. He also regularly counsels clients on conducting internal investigations and implementation of corporate compliance policies. Mr. Sheppard enjoys an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He also has been recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania Top 100 Super Lawyer, and was named “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers” by Philadelphia Business Journal in 2017. He is a frequent speaker in the area of criminal defense and has testified before the United States Senate and Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committees. He currently serves as Governor Wolf’s appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Sheppard has served as a member of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on the Philadelphia Criminal Court System and as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce Court. Mr. Sheppard also serves on a number of charitable Boards, most notably, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, the Mirmont Treatment Center and the M. Patricia Carroll Fund. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York, Mr. Sheppard received a J.D. degree, with honors, from the Dickinson School of Law.
Paul Nofer, Chair of the Litigation Department at Klehr Harrison said, “We are thrilled to add Mark to our well-stocked department of dynamic business litigators. Mark is not just a leader in the white collar criminal defense bar with a terrific practice, but an outstanding trial lawyer and overall litigator. We are all looking forward to working with Mark.” Brad Krouse, Klehr Harrison’s Managing Partner, said the addition of Mr. Sheppard “perfectly fits into our plan for strategic growth. Mark’s specialty adds a new dimension to our practice and fills an area of need. We are very pleased that Mark is joining the firm.” Mr. Sheppard had the following to say about his transition to Klehr, “I am excited to join the team at Klehr Harrison. Klehr’s platform is a natural fit for my white collar defense/government investigations practice, and I look forward to expanding the firm’s capabilities. I am grateful for my time at Montgomery McCracken and while I will certainly miss my friends there, I am looking forward to this new chapter in my career.”
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