Mark MacDougall is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &Feld and a former federal prosecutor with extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mark has been an Akin Gump partner for more than 20 years and in 2006 was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mark’s clients regularly include senior political figures and government officials in the United States, international corporations, prominent executives, foreign governments, journalists and even an occasional spy. He currently serves as a director of The Sentencing Project and previously completed two terms as a trustee of the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. Mark’s extensive pro bono trial work, as counsel for indigent defendants facing the death penalty in South Carolina, has received national recognition - including the John Paul Stevens Award from the American Bar Association, the Exemplar Award from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the Foot Soldier Award from the NAACP.