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Mark Corallo

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Called “a ‘street-smart’ Republican spin doctor” by National Journal, Mark Corallo is a veteran communicator with extensive experience in the high-pressure, high-stakes world of Washington, DC media affairs. As founder of Corallo Comstock, Inc., and a member of the Ashcroft Group network, he draws on his experience on Capitol Hill, in the Executive branch, and on the campaign trail, to advise Fortune 500 companies and high-profile business and political leaders.

Since 2005, Mr. Corallo has advised and represented a diverse range of clients including the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America in the landmark Supreme Court case MGM v. Grokster, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and YAHOO! Mark has handled a wide range of issues from intellectual property rights to Supreme Court litigation and high-stakes litigation.

Said Politico: “Called ‘the master of disaster’ by many, Corallo has been in the crisis management game since the mid-1990s. ... From Sept. 11 to Karl Rove, the self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie has had a hand in almost every newsworthy piece of Republican crisis management in Washington over the past decade.”

From 2002-2005, Mr. Corallo was the Press Secretary and then Public Affairs Director for the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity he served as the chief spokesman for Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Department of Justice on all matters including the Global War on Terrorism and the corporate scandals that engulfed America’s financial markets.

From 1999-2002, Mark was the Communications Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform. From 1996-1999, he served as Press Secretary to U.S. Representative and Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Bob Livingston (R-LA).

Mr. Corallo is a veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, is married and has 3 children.

News

May 31, 2013 | News

Ashcroft comments on Comey nomination for FBI Director

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft praises his former Deputy Attorney General

January 23, 2012 | Thought Leadership

Beirut Bank Seen as a Hub of Hezbollah’s Financing

The recently opened ledgers of a bank in Lebanon have offered evidence of a global money-laundering apparatus that funds the group, and an American investigation has suggested the direct involvement of senior Hezbollah officials in the drug trade.

December 14, 2011 | News

Beirut Bank Seen as a Hub of Hezbollah’s Financing

The recently opened ledgers of a bank in Lebanon have offered evidence of a global money-laundering apparatus that funds the group, and an American investigation has suggested the direct involvement of senior Hezbollah officials in the drug trade.

February 08, 2011 | Thought Leadership

The national anthem isn’t a pop song

Some advice to the next pop-star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts. Just sing this song the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten – straight up, no styling