Mark Brzezinski

Partner, McGuireWoods

Mark Brzezinski Mr. Brzezinski is a former director of Southeast European affairs at the National Security Council at the White House. Prior to that appointment, he served as a director for Russian/Eurasian affairs on the National Security Council, where he was White House coordinator for U.S. democracy and rule of law assistance programs in the region.

Before joining the White House staff, he was a corporate and securities associate at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. in Washington, D.C. In the spring of 2005, he served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School for International Affairs.

Mr. Brzezinski currently manages the international law practice in McGuireWoods’ Washington office. His practice focuses on international transactions, regulatory and legal compliance and government disclosures pertaining to sanctions, Export Administration Regulations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the development of corporate internal compliance programs. He has authored two books and has published articles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among others. Mr. Brzezniski is a weekly contributor to “Flash Briefs” and to CNN’s “The Brief”. He also appears occasionally on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, BBC, and RTV.

A Fulbright scholar, Mr. Brzezinski received a BA from Dartmouth College in Government and Political Science and his PhD from Oxford University in Political Science. He received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law where he sat on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review.


  • The Challenge of Nuclear Deals
    The Boston Globe • October 28, 2007