Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • University of Munich, Germany
    Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellowship
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Distinction in Major (Russian and East European Studies), Yale University
  • University of St. Petersburg, Russia
    Russian Language Certificate


  • American Bar Association

    Association of the Bar of the City of New York


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Mark S. Vecchio


Mark Vecchio is a partner and the Co-Chair of Venable's New York Corporate Group. He specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international project finance, international joint ventures, public-private partnerships, infrastructure development projects (with a focus on transportation and energy, including renewable and alternative, in addition to fossil fuels), and private equity transactions.

Mark regularly serves a range of domestic and international clients, both public and private, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, financial institutions and foreign governments.  He has extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, privatizations, energy and natural resource development projects, intellectual property transactions, and in-bound and out-bound foreign direct investment and financing.  He has significant personal international experience, having lived and worked for extended periods of time in France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Canada. In addition to his native English, Mark speaks French, German, Swiss-German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.


Mark is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School, where he teaches an upper-level course for JD, LLM, and MBA students entitled Strategic International Commercial Transactions.  He is also a member of the International Law and Practice Section of the American Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.