Marc-Philip Ferzan is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC and serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. With more than 25 years of combined experience as a practicing attorney, public sector leader, and consultant, Marc has managed complex investigations and led multidisciplinary teams in a broad range of mission-critical initiatives. Leveraging his deep understanding of dynamic regulatory environments and expertise in prosecuting and defending government enforcement actions, he provides investigative and compliance advisory services to private and public sector clients, and leads engagements requiring independent monitoring and reporting.
During a distinguished career in public service, Marc served as a federal prosecutor with the US Attorney’s Office in New Jersey where he held various leadership positions, including Chief of the Commercial Crimes Unit and Acting Deputy and Executive Assistant US Attorney. There, he was responsible for managing the office’s economic crimes program and worked on several significant corporate and individual fraud prosecution matters. While at the US Attorney’s Office, Marc also established and supervised the office’s first Department of Justice-designated Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property group of prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes. In addition, he previously served in Washington, DC as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, and Senior Counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.
Marc’s public service experience includes an appointment to the New Jersey Attorney General’s executive team, where he provided legal and policy guidance on a broad range of law enforcement, litigation and regulatory matters to the Attorney General, as well as the Governor and cabinet. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a presidentially-declared major disaster event, Marc was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to a newly created dual cabinet and senior staff position responsible for developing a coordinated and accelerated approach to the state’s multibillion-dollar recovery and rebuilding. As part of his responsibilities, he helped to launch more than 50 disaster aid programs leveraging federal grants, as well as state and private sector resources. Central to these efforts, he developed compliance protocols for state departments and agencies administering disaster recovery funds to enhance efficiencies and curb waste, fraud, and abuse; facilitated independent monitoring and reporting; and coordinated agency audits and inquiries conducted by federal and state law enforcement and regulatory personnel.
Over the course of his career, Marc received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Director’s Award from the Department of Justice, the Inspector General’s Award from the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Award for Excellence from the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. He also previously held an appointment as a lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and served as a Fellow at the Darden Business School’s Institute for Business in Society.
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