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"Former prosecutor Moore: from ‘take no prisoners’ to white shoe law firm"

The State

January 6, 2014

On December 29th, Columbia's The State published "Former prosecutor Moore: from ‘take no prisoners’ to white shoe law firm." Reporter John Monk spoke with the former federal prosecutor about his work as an assistant U.S. attorney. Mark Moore was one of an elite group of trial prosecutors who worked on many of South Carolina’s highest profile criminal cases.

Moore has prosecuted well more than 1,000 defendants and although he will miss representing the U.S., he is ready to continue to "fight hard and fair" for his business clients:

“I was in that office 24 and a half years. I feel like I’ve prosecuted just every type of case there is,” Moore said. “I wanted to use my skills to represent individuals and entities for a change,” Moore said.

 

An excerpt:

At Nexsen Pruet, Moore will be representing corporations and individuals facing possible charges of civil, criminal or regulatory wrongdoing, as well as handling internal investigations for companies.

“We just call it our white collar defense section,” said former 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Billy Wilkins, who leads the section and was instrumental in hiring Moore.

Part of Moore’s his job will be advising clients on how to comply with the law, but he is expected to be involved in trial work with companies facing charges of wrongdoing, Wilkins said.

 

John Sowards, Nexsen Pruet's Board Chairman, spoke with Monk adding:

Nexsen Pruet’s business clients — who include companies like Boeing and Earth Fare healthy groceries — at times may need of someone like Moore to “help them stay on the right side of the regulations,” Sowards said. “Businesses in this country are heavily regulated, and some of those regulations have penalties, including criminal penalties attached to them.

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