T. Markus Funk is a partner at Perkins Coie and the founding Co-Chair of the firm’s Supply Chain Compliance Practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was a federal prosecutor in Chicago, the U.S. State Department’s Section Chief for the Balkans, and a law professor.
Mr. Funk focuses on internal investigations, complex commercial litigation both at the trial and appellate levels, white collar criminal defense, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance, and corporate counseling. He was selected to serve as a World Bank Group advisor and monitor to an Africa-based company seeking reinstatement following debarment, and in the past year, he has counseled clients and conducted internal investigations and reviews in virtually every corner of the globe.
During his time in public service, Mr. Funk and his team prosecuted high-ranking mobsters in a case dubbed "Operation Family Secrets," which NPR lauded as "one of the most important criminal investigations …. in American history." He has successfully tried more than 25 federal and state civil and criminal jury cases, briefed and argued dozens of federal appeals throughout the country, directed hundreds of investigations, and on a daily basis advises public and private entities and individuals on challenging ethics and compliance matters.
Prior to his career at the Department of Justice, Mr. Funk taught law at the University of Oxford. He was also a law clerk for Judge Morris S. Arnold on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Catherine D. Perry on the Eastern District of Missouri.
EDUCATION: University of Illinois, B.S.,B.A; Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.; University of Oxford, PhD