Mark C. Medish

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Mark C. Medish is a lawyer/partner with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, one of the big and powerful law firms in Washington DC. Medish's main activities have been to consolidate/attach the securing of assets in the former Soviet republics. He represented Thomas Dine, the former head of AIPAC, for the same purpose. He has had a long public career at the US Treasury, National Security Council, and USAID.


  • Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. – partner
  • 2000-2001: National Security Council -- Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs
  • 1997-2000: Treasury Dept. – Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers
  • 1994-1996: U.S. Agency for International Development – pecial Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Europe and the NIS
  • 1994-1996 (overlap): United Nations Development Program – Senior Advisor to the Administrator
  • 1992-1994: attorney at Covington & Burling (law firm) in Washington, DC.
  • 1991-1992: law clerk to an appellate judge
  • 1992: District of Columbia Bar
  • 1990-1991: Japan Institute of International Affairs – Visiting Fellow