Widely recognized as one of Delaware’s most accomplished trial attorneys, Mark Denney joins BMBF as a Senior Litigation Specialist.
For over 16 years at the Delaware Department of Justice (DEDOJ), Mark successfully litigated the most difficult and high-profile cases, including multi-codefendant racketeer-influenced corrupt organizations (RICO), white collar crime, gang prosecutions, public corruption, murder-for-hire, and cold case homicide. Mark was designated a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) to work jointly with the federal government on complex matters and served with distinction in various leadership roles within the DEDOJ, including as chief of the Wilmington Felony Trial Unit.
As Delaware’s inaugural Director of the Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust, Mark became a leading expert in anti-corruption matters, civil rights, constitutional law, and uses of force by law enforcement. Mark was directly involved in the drafting and passage of groundbreaking legislation and criminal justice policy.
Mark served as a coordinating member of the DEDOJ’s Ethics Committee and Trial Advocacy Committee. He has taught courses on police use of force, undercover operations, courtroom testimony, firearms, hate crimes, and he has led trainings for the Delaware Judiciary and Delaware Criminal Bar on closing arguments and out-of-court statements.
Mark was recognized as one of the 13 most influential people in the law in Delaware for 2023, and a Top Attorney for Civil Rights in 2022.