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Counsel with 19 years experience looking for a Middle Management position.

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MARK C. BOYLAND: 973-809-9006 SUMMARY Corporate Counsel and Compliance Officer, VP Human Resources, and Former Federal Prosecutor who proactively manages the contracting, sales and marketing, and re gulatory affairs functions for corporate clients from diversified industries, in cluding global equipment manufacturers. True generalist and decisive business a ttorney with strong risk management, training, litigation, employment, and intel lectual property background, specializing in launching new products, brands, and services, while ensuring compliance with corporate missions, laws and regulator y requirements. Highly collaborative leader of interdisciplinary project teams, and demonstrated success serving as first in-house counsel for companies. EMPLOYER HISTORY TRI-MARK CONSULTING, LLC, Chatham, NJ (Legal, Contracting, HR and Compliance ser vices for start-up ventures including B2X CORPORATION, Jersey City, NJ, China (E -Commerce, B2B); BLACK ARROW TV, New York, NY (Media and Advertising); and BIG N OODLE BOOKS, Trenton, NJ (Web-based national expansion of Scholastic's traditional book fairs , Founder)). Present INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS, 137 countries, including China, Middle East , U.S., India, Europe; based in Montvale, NJ (Financial Services Products and Ac counting Group). GC, Legal & Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer 2006 - 2009 SCHOLASTIC INC., New York, NY (Publishing and Manufacturing Company); PLATFORM, INC. (Internet-based Tutoring Company, co-founded as a spin-off business from Scholas tic) Senior Counsel: Contracts, Finance, Information Technology, Product Development 1998 - 2006 WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES, New York, New York Senior Associate, Contracts/ Trade Regulation/International IP/M&A 1996 -1998 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C. Senior Trial Attorney, Merger Enforcement & Products-related Criminal Investigat ions; Special Assistant United States Attorney (32 Trials) 1992 - 1996 HOWREY & SIMON, Washington, D.C. Associate, Antitrust/Litigation/Government Contracts 1988 - 1992 SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE Contracts, Commercial, IT, & Product Development Legal Counsel preparing, negotiating and implementing many hundreds of vendor an d distributor contracts; software, hardware and product development and acquisit ion licenses; technology and media procurement, outsourcing, supply, merchandisi ng and franchise agreements; independent contractor agreements, NDA's, RFP's and equipment leases relating to cross-departmental matters such as IT/Digital Medi a, Sales/Marketing/Advertising, Product Development/Manufacturing, HR/Labor and Employment, Finance/Investor Relations; completing due diligence for joint ventu res and strategic alliances with other institutions; and creating, auditing and maintaining document retention programs and insurance portfolios. Drafted and negotiated all agreements single-handedly for prior three employers.

Compliance, Corporate Polices, HR, Trainings: Compliance Officer responsible for ensuring corporate compliance at all levels a nd across subsidiaries with state, federal, local and international laws and reg ulations pertaining to antitrust, insurance, finance/securities, import/export, telecommunications, HR/employment, environmental, product safety, advertising, t echnology, trademark, tax, and other legal and regulatory disciplines. Authored guidelines and trainings (conducted in-house), regarding all matters relating t o Human Resources initiatives, i.e., IRS regulations, code of conduct, conflicts of interest, employee handbooks, anti-harassment, records retention rules, and outside counsel management guidelines. Transactional, M&A, Corporate Governance: Advisor to Senior Management and Boards of Directors for private and public U.S. -based and multinational companies regarding corporate governance matters, inclu ding the acquisition, divestiture, and management of corporate entities, subsidi aries and joint ventures, constitution of Board committees, bylaws and policies, development of international affiliates and sales territories, structuring of m ergers and acquisitions (from HSR filings through regulatory approval), and prep aration of public securities (SEC) filings and analyses and strategic plans for Board and shareholder meetings. Launched publicly-traded company's national ret ail products chain, including manufacturing, construction, and related operation s. Litigation, Dispute Resolution Litigation Counsel resolving domestic and international vendor claims and govern ment investigations through aggressive negotiation and strategic litigation (32 trials), conducting internal investigations of suspected breaches of corporate p olicies and laws (i.e., securities, environmental), selecting and managing outsi de counsel and insurance brokers, drafting pleadings and briefs, responding to s ubpoenas and discovery, preparing witnesses for testimony, and conducting deposi tions and oral argument. Led all phases of investigations and trials in multipl e industry sectors, advising Attorney General re civil merger enforcement and cr iminal indictments and presenting cases to grand juries; Commendation: "AAG Awar d for Outstanding Contribution" in U.S. v. General Motors (D. Del. 1994). Intellectual Property, Branding, and Advertising Manager of intellectual property portfolios, managing copyright processes, filin g new trademark applications, internationally policing corporate marks through c ease and desist efforts, promoting marks through creative branding, advertising, and marketing initiatives, implementing extranet-driven portfolio management sy stems and trademark-watch functionalities, and executing global settlement agree ments with adverse rights holders. Acted as a primary counsel for obtaining FDA and DOJ regulatory approval for the DVD disc and LASIX patent pools. Government Relations, Regulatory and Legislative - Registered Congressional Lobb yist Corporate Advocate regarding federal legislative and regulatory initiatives impa cting corporate core businesses and products, brokering and leading all governme ntal meetings on behalf of corporations, forming and moderating "roundtable" mee tings with Congressional and regulatory agency leaders, testifying, writing posi tion statements to relevant regulatory agencies (i.e., SEC, PCAOB, Treasury, EPA ), and forming partnerships with other government entities and associations (i.e ., the White House, Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Administration). Drafte d a Sarbanes-Oxley reform bill recently passed by the House of Representatives. EDUCATION GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor with Honors, Concentration Corporate and International Law 1988 Commendations: Best Oral Argument and Best Brief (co-author) Awards, Jessup Int ernational Moot Court Competition; First Runner Up, Mid-Atlantic Regional Jessup Competition; Honors, Legal Research and Writing (top 8% of class); Moot Court B oard (top 6% of class). Note: The Admissibility of Grand Jury Testimony at Trial: New Jersey's Aberrant Approach, 21 Rutgers L.J. 633 (1990). CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York Bachelor of Arts, Government/Economics (G.P.A. 3.6) 1985 Commendations: Dean's List (six semesters); Cornell-in-Washington Fellowship (2 0 students selected); Teaching appointments in College of Arts and Sciences and School of Industrial Labor Relations. Thesis: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Reform - An Organizational Mistake, on perman ent reserve at Center for Defense Information, Washington, D.C. OTHER EXPERIENCE Clerk: Chambers of Judge Eric Bruggink, U.S. Claims Court (1988)

Professor: George Washington University, Seton Hall and Fordham Law Schools, Leg al Research & Writing, Adjunct status (1997-2005). Panelist: Rutgers Business School: SOX at 5, a Candid Assessment of the Law (20 07). Lobbyist: Registered Lobbyist with U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Director: American Corporate Counsel Association, 2001-2006. Member: Executive Steering Committee, Education Industry Association, 2004-2006. Continuing Education: Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 5 Years later, a Guide to Practical Compliance. Top Ten Corporate Human Resources Policies for the In-house Practitioner. Advanced Brief Writing, United States Department of Justice. Advanced Antitrust Skills and Methods. Governance, Risk & Compliance Methodologies for Small Corporations. Enterprise Risk Management Training.

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