Mark Robertson

Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Mark Robertson is a founding member of Robertson & Anderson, PLLC. He represents clients in an array of government regulatory, enforcement, and public policy matters and counsels clients with transactions involving homeland security technology. Mr. Robertson served in several senior positions with the Department of Homeland Security, where he provided legal and policy guidance on issues arising throughout the department and was particularly engaged in matters involving the development and procurement of homeland security technology and the protection of critical infrastructure. During his service with DHS, Mr. Robertson served as Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, assisting in managing and overseeing the operations of the 1,500-lawyer Office of the General Counsel. He concurrently served as the Associate General Counsel for Science and Technology, where he provided legal and policy advice concerning the Department's research and development efforts focused on countering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats, as well as the dangers of infectious disease. Mr. Robertson played a central role in the development of the final regulations implementing the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act) and provided key support to the Department's programmatic efforts to improve implementation of this important homeland security legislation. Mr. Robertson also provided legal and policy guidance on issues relating to international agreements, CFIUS transactions, critical infrastructure protection, transportation security, port and cargo security, immigration, customs enforcement, public health, incident management, procurement, grants, intelligence sharing and investigations. 

Before his public service, Mr. Robertson practiced corporate law with international law firms based in New York and Washington, D.C.


BA, Hampden-Sydney College; JD, University of Virginia