Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed Mark H. Wildasin to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, following the retirement of Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith.
Mr. Wildasin has served as the Civil Chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nashville since January 2006. As the Civil Chief, Mr. Wildasin oversaw a team of Assistant U.S. Attorneys responsible for litigating civil matters where the United States is either the plaintiff seeking to recover damages on behalf of the United States or acting to defend the government in defensive actions. As the Chief of the Civil Division he was also responsible for asset forfeiture and collecting debts owed to the United States. His team was responsible for collecting and recovering record numbers of debts and financial settlements on behalf of the government.
While serving as the Civil Chief, in October 2011 Mr. Wildasin was detailed to the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, where he served for a year as an attorney advisor in the Office of the Justice Attaché.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Wildasin was a member of the Nashville law firm Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, specializing in commercial litigation including trademark, copyright, antitrust, and other competition issues.
Mr. Wildasin previously practiced antitrust and intellectual property litigation as an associate, then partner, in the San Francisco office of the international law firm Coudert Brothers and was clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Higgins, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. He received his A.B. degree in political science from Duke University, and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 1991 where he was Research Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.
Mr. Wildasin will serve in this capacity for 120 days or until a presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney is confirmed by the United States Senate.