Mark H. Wildasin
Effective April 25, 2022, Mark H. Wildasin will serve as the official Chief Federal Law Enforcement Official for the Middle District of Tennessee, following being appointed by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The appointment was made after the expiration of U.S. Attorney Wildasin’s prior interim appointment made previously by United States Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. Top Federal Prosecutor Mark H. Wildasin was initially selected to temporarily fill in the vacancy of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, serving as the Acting United States Attorney from November 7 2021, to December 26, 2021. He took over the highest position in the Office of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, following the stepping down of former Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart, who was also previously appointed into the position upon the resignation of former U.S. Attorney Donald Q. Cochran, Jr. on February 28, 2021.
Table of Contents
- Educational Background
- Bar and Court Admissions
- Legal Career of Attorney Wildasin
- Private Practice
- Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee
- Office of the Justice Attaché in the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq
- Prior Appointment as Top Federal Prosecutor
- Office Jurisdiction
- Contact Details of State’s Attorney Mark Wildasin
- Nashville Office
- Social Media Profiles of Mark Wildasin
United States Attorney Mark H. Wildasin is an alumnus of Duke University, from where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1985. He then committed to learning the law and attended the Vanderbilt Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1991. U.S. Attorney Wildasin ended his academic career as a Research Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law from 1990 to 1991.
Bar and Court Admissions
In the years following his graduation from the Vanderbilt Law School, Top Federal Prosecutor Mark Wildasin has been admitted to practice law in several bars and courts, including in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the Tennessee Bar Association since 1991; in both the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California since 1994; in the State Bar of California, also since 1994; in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since 1995; and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 2003.
Legal Career of Attorney Wildasin
Initializing his legal career, U.S. Attorney Wildasin joined the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee as a Law Clerk under United States District Judge Thomas A. Higgins. In this capacity, U.S. Attorney Wildasin was in charge of assembling case materials, preparing legal documents, and carrying out legal research and analysis of cases for lawyers and judges. Ultimately, Top Federal Prosecutor Wildasin gained experience collaborating with a range of attorneys and judges as he worked in the Office for two years, from 1991 to 1993.
After his stint at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, U.S. Attorney Mark Wildasin shifted to private practice and became a member of an international law firm. For approximately nine years, from 1993 to 2002, Top Federal Prosecutor Wildasin specialized in antitrust and intellectual property litigation as he was based in the San Francisco office of the Coudert Brothers. Prior to joining the Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, U.S. Attorney Mark Wildasin continued working in private practice as a member of a Nashville law firm, namely the Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. At the time, the legal practice of Top Federal Prosecutor Wildasin focused on commercial litigation, particularly on antitrust, copyright, and trademark, among other competition issues.
Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee
On January 23, 2006, Top Federal Prosecutor Wildasin finally became a part of the Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee as he was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Upon entering the Office, he supervised the Civil Division and was named its Chief. A part of his role includes overseeing all of the civil litigation within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, mainly representing the United States or one of its agencies. During this time, U.S. Attorney Mark Wildasin managed a range of civil litigation, with emphasis on affirmative civil enforcement, asset forfeiture, bankruptcy, collections, defensive litigation, and immigration matters.
On top of his duties as the Chief of the Civil Division, Top Federal Prosecutor Wildasin was also designated a part of the Working Group of the Civil Chiefs from 2009 to 2011 and from 2019 to 2021. He was in charge of advising and reporting to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on issues relevant to all Civil Assistant U.S. Attorneys within the United States. From 2009 to 2011, United States Attorney Mark Wildasin was also appointed as a member of the Standby Component of the State Department’s Civilian Response Corps (CRC) – a cutting-edge program of the United States relating to transformation diplomacy in stabilization and reconstruction, as well as in political transition missions. The goal of U.S. Attorney Wildasin as a member of the Standby Component was to obtain training in stabilization and conflict resolution, which, ultimately, should bring support security and justice in host nations emerging from conflict.
Office of the Justice Attaché in the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq
Succeeding his term as Chief of the Civil Division, U.S. Attorney Mark Wildasin was detailed in the Office of the Justice Attaché in the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq by the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. From October 2011 through September 2012, Top Federal Prosecutor Wildasin has served as an Attorney Advisor, working on issues involving the Rule of Law. In this disposition, U.S. Attorney Wildasin has provided his assistance in the prosecution of terror suspects in the United States; trained and shared his expertise on the previously enacted anti-Human Trafficking Law with Iraqi judges and police inspectors; handled land reform issues; and served as a liaison between the Iraqi Ministry of Justice, the Iraqi Judiciary, and the European Union counterparts.
Prior Appointment as Top Federal Prosecutor
Top Federal Prosecutor Mark H. Wildasin’s current appointment as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee is not his first stint as the district’s Chief of Federal Law Enforcement Official. He has served twice in the previous years, the first being as an interim United States Attorney in 2017. As mentioned above, U.S. Attorney Wildasin’s most recent appointment as Acting United States Attorney was from November through December 2021.
While in private practice, U.S. Attorney Wildasin has authored several publications, including the article ‘Overseas Business Disputes? Try International Arbitration’ published in the Nashville Business Journal on May 7, 2004; the ‘Web IP Laws, Constitution Clashing In Nation’s Courts,’ also issued in the Nashville Business Journal on November 1, 2002; and the article ‘Shrink Wrap, Click Wrap, And Now Browse Wrap: Did You Just Make A Contract?’ published in Volume 9, Number 10 of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel in October 2001. Top Federal Prosecutor Wildasin has also worked in collaboration with other lawyers and has co-authored a number of articles such as ‘It Pays To Pay Attention To Intellectual Property’ published in the Intellectual Property Forum in March 2001; ‘Internet Jurisdiction: Is Pavlovich an Aberration or Can You Be Sued Anywhere There’s a Modem?’ published in the Journal of Internet Law in December 2001; and ‘After-acquired Evidence Tack Can Benefit Sued Businesses’ issued in the Nashville Business Journal on October 15, 2004.
The Middle District of Tennessee is composed of thirty-two of the ninety-five counties within the state of Tennessee. As the Chief of Federal Law Enforcement Official, U.S. Attorney Mark H. Wildasin is responsible for leading and overseeing the Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee as it works on prosecuting all federal crimes within the district, precisely matters related to bank and securities fraud, child pornography, civil rights violation, firearm offenses, health care fraud, human trafficking, identity theft, immigration offenses, investment fraud, major narcotics trafficking, public corruption, theft from government programs, tax offenses, and violent crimes. In addition, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee represents the United States in affirmative and defensive civil cases within the district’s jurisdiction.
Contact Details of State’s Attorney Mark Wildasin
Full Name: Mark H. Wildasin
District/State: Middle District of Tennessee
Public email ID: [email protected]
United States Attorney’s Office
719 Church St., Suite 3300
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Social Media Profiles of Mark Wildasin
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Updated: July 28, 2022