Mark Peters has been Chair of the New York Communities Organizing Fund, Inc., Board of Directors since the organization’s inception in 2010.
Mark's involvement with NYCOFI is an important part of the legal work he has done, throughout his career, in the areas of civil rights and economic justice. Early in his legal career, Mark worked as Senior Staff Attorney at Children's Rights, Inc., a national watchdog organization advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children in the United States. Two years ago, Mark was appointed by then-governor David Paterson to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity, the agency that oversees lobbying and state-government ethics rules.
Mark is currently a partner at the international law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer. Mark has also worked at the New York Liquidation Bureau, the agency that manages insolvent insurance companies for the state, and served as Chief of the Public Integrity Unit at the New York Attorney General’s Office, where he was responsible for supervising public corruption prosecutions. He also served with the AG’s Civil Rights Bureau, bringing cases involving mortgage lending and access to financial services, and where he brought the first-of-its-kind case against one of the largest sub-prime lenders in New York State.
A loyal fan of the beleaguered New York Mets, Mark lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.