Mark Livschitz has been a practicing lawyer in Switzerland since 1996 and holds a doctoral degree from Zurich University. He articled as a court clerk in the Greater Zurich area. After holding positions as an associate in the areas of litigation and white collar crime, Mark Livschitz became a partner in an international law firm in Zurich where he led the local white collar crime and compliance practice. In July 2015, he started his private practice.
Mark Livschitz focuses on white-collar criminal defence and anti-corruption / anti-money laundering corporate compliance. Beyond compliance, he advises companies on corporate integrity. Mark Livschitz’s experience includes a variety of matters in both the advisory and litigation areas. He was recently appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor by the US Department of Justice for a multinational German company.
Mark Livschitz has participated as a legal authority in anti-corruption projects organised by the OECD, OSCE, UNODC and the Council of Europe. He led various large and complex internal cross-border anti-corruption investigations involving multiple jurisdictions, fought several high profile criminal defence cases at court and conducted numerous civil litigations (mostly related to compliance investigations). Mark Livschitz advised a FINMA Investigation Agent in a complex cross-border investigation of a multinational Swiss bank.
Mark Livschitz is a part-time lecturer at the Berne, Fribourg and St. Gallen universities in Switzerland. He teaches classes on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering at the criminal defence specialist lawyer programme of the Swiss Bar Association. He has authored a variety of articles and contributed chapters to books on anti-corruption compliance and other related topics.