Judiciary, Tax, Tech/Telecom
Mark R. Disler brings to Prime Policy Group the knowledge and expertise gained from having served for more than fifteen years in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. During his tenure at the firm, Mark has worked on behalf of a wide range of the firm’s clients with regard to diverse issues before several Committees of the Senate and House, including the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Mark served as special assistant to the general counsel at the Department of Education, general counsel of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Deputy Assitant Attorney for Civil Rights during the Reagan Administration. In late 1988, Mark joined the staff of Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) as a Minority Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights. During the succeeding eight years, he served as Minority Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee, Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the minority on the full Judiciary Committee, and in the 104th Congress, as the Committee’s Chief Counsel.
- Assisted clients in achieving their desired results in legislation including measures ranging from bankruptcy reform, immigration, intellectual property, arbitration, competition policy, regulatory reform, and a freely functioning internet
- Served as Comment Editor of the Law Review at the University of Pennsylvania
- Named one of the 50 most influential staffers on Capitol Hill
- More than 35 years of Congressional, Executive Branch, and lobbying experience
- Private law practice
- Reagan Administration, including assistant to the General Counsel, Department of Education; General Counsel, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
- US Senate Judiciary Committee, several positions for Senator Orrin Hatch, including Chief Counsel
- BA – Princeton University
- JD – University of Pennsylvania
Did You Know?
- Mark served in the Justice Department with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito; at the Education Department with Justice Clarence Thomas; and on the Senate Judiciary Committee with Justice Elena Kagan
Mark’s first boss in D.C. was Daniel Oliver, General Counsel at the Department of Education in the first Reagan Administration. Oliver later served as General Counsel at the Department of Agriculture and Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
Mark R. Disler, a Managing Director at Prime Policy Group, brings the knowledge and expertise gained from more than 15 years of service in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Mark joins the firm from its predecessor, BKSH & Associates Worldwide.
During his tenure at the firm, Mark has represented a wide range of clients on a diverse set of issues before several Committees of the House and Senate, including the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
In late 1988, Mark joined the staff of Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) as a Minority Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights. During the succeeding eight years, he served as Minority Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee, Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the minority on the full Judiciary Committee, and in the 104th Congress, as the Committee’s Chief Counsel.
While on the Judiciary Committee, Mark worked on the entire range of the issues of jurisdiction, including bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property, civil rights, immigration, civil justice reform, judicial administration, criminal justice, and nominations. The Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, twice named Mark one of the fifty most influential staffers on Capitol Hill.
Following four years of private law practice in New Haven, Connecticut, Mark joined the Reagan Administration in 1981. Under President Reagan, he served as a Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Department of Education, General Counsel of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice. During the latter assignment, Mark played a leading role in representing the Department of Justice’s position on civil rights legislation. Mark testified several times before committees of the Congress during his tenure in the Executive Branch.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Comment Editor of the school’s Law Review. He is certified to practice law in Washington, D.C. Mark currently resides in Rockville, Maryland with his wife Charlene.