Mark Tuohey ’73 Honored at FLAA Annual Luncheon

March 07, 2013

At its Annual Luncheon on March 1, the Fordham Law Alumni Association presented its Medal of Achievement, the highest honor given by Fordham Law to its alumni, to Mark H. Tuohey III ’73. More than 800 alumni and guests attended the event, making it the largest Luncheon in over a decade.

“Mark is a man who treasures friendships and community, and we are so honored to recognize him today as an integral member of our own Fordham Law community,” said Mark Hyland ’80, FLAA President, in presenting the award to Tuohey. “Fordham Law School will always cherish its own lifelong ambassador—Mark Tuohey—a man for Fordham, a man for Washington D.C., and, in the most noble tradition of the Jesuits, a man for others.”

Tuohey is currently a partner at the Washington office of Brown Rudnick LLP, where he represents clients in civil and white-collar criminal investigations and trials, legislative investigations, and corporate compliance matters. He has also served as special prosecutor for government investigations in public corruption, policies, and anti-terrorism.

Tuohey is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars, and has served as President of the District of Columbia Bar. From 2004–2007, he served as Chair of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, where he was responsible for bringing Major League Baseball back to Washington. He has also been named a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Law Institute.

Tuohey currently serves as Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Government Affairs and co-chair of the District of Columbia Police Foundation.

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia honored Tuohey as the “D.C. Lawyer of the Year” in 2001. In 2006, he was named “Washingtonian of the Year” by Washington Magazine. He has also been featured among the “Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in Washington Region” and the “Top 100 Irish American lawyers in America.”

From 2008–2009, he served as President of the FLAA, where he initiated FLAA chapters in Florida, California, and New England. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Fordham Law Board of Trustees.

The Annual Luncheon was held at Cipriani 42nd Street.