As Director of Investigations, Mark Ghatan brings a unique perspective to corporate risk management; combining a keen investigative eye with the practical knowledge of an attorney, Mr. Ghatan approaches each case with a particular nuance and precision. His expertise is not limited to his dual proficiency in investigative and legal matters however, as Mr. Ghatan has shown himself to be more than proficient in contract dispute and enforcement, corporate fraud, compliance and intellectual property protection.
Mr. Ghatan has guided clients in high risk industries, including cannabis and Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, in both corporate and litigation settings. Before joining Polaris, as a solo law practitioner and Partner at Cogent Law Group, Mr. Ghatan sharpened his compliance expertise from his experiences working with clients on everything from securities issues to investor agreements, state licensure applications to compliance counseling, real estate contracts to complex licensing agreements. Mr. Ghatan has time and again proven his abilities to be dynamic and multifaceted.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Ghatan worked as an investigator at OmniWatch Intelligence Services, where he cleared trademarks and investigated infringement claims on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. He also worked in the Financial Intelligence Unit of American Express, where he was responsible for conducting hundreds of complex Anti Money-Laundering and Fraud investigations.
Mr. Ghatan is active in various pro bono initiatives including the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Program, which provides underserved micro-entrepreneurs with legal services. He has also served as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s International Trade Committee. Mark received a BA from NYU’s Stern School of Business in 2003 and a JD from Fordham University School of Law in 2010.
Education and Certifications
- B.S. in Marketing and International Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business
- J.D. from Fordham University School of Law
- Admitted to the New York and New Jersey State Bar; Admitted to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York