Mark L. Greenblatt is an American attorney and government official. Currently serving as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the United States Department of Commerce, he has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become Inspector General for the United States Department of the Interior. The Senate confirmed his nomination on August 1, 2019.
Mark Lee Greenblatt
|Inspector General for the United States Department of the Interior|
|Assumed office |
|Education||Duke University |
Columbia Law School
Greenblatt received his A.B., with distinction, from Duke University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Greenblatt was a Senior Managers in Government Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and graduated from the Experienced Leader Program at American University sponsored by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.
Greenblatt began his legal career by clerking for the Honorable Anita B. Brody of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following his clerkship, he worked as a litigator at two law firms in New York City.
In 2003, he joined the staff of the United States Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations as an Investigative Counsel. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Counsel and later became Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel. During his five-year tenure at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Greenblatt led or supervised numerous complex, bipartisan inquiries that identified waste and abuses in important programs, such as Medicare and the United Nations. For instance, he led the Subcommittee’s investigation into waste, fraud, and abuse in the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program, a $64-billion operation involving numerous complex international transactions.
In 2009, Greenblatt became an investigative counsel at the United States Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General. In that role, he led several investigations into senior-level misconduct and other sensitive matters, such as allegations of conflict of interest, nepotism, and misuse of office by senior DOJ officials.
In 2014, Greenblatt joined the staff of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Inspector General as Director of Special Investigations. He was later promoted to Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Compliance and Ethics and subsequently to Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. In 2017, President Trump nominated Greenblatt to serve as Inspector General of the Export–Import Bank of the United States. Greenblatt's nomination was approved by the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and on August 1, 2019, the Senate confirmed his nomination by voice vote.
Greenblatt authored a book, Valor: Unsung Heroes From Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, which was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group in 2014. Valor was a finalist for the 2016 William E. Colby Award for military writing. The book was endorsed by numerous military figures, including Gen. David Petraeus, Gen. John R. Allen, and three Medal of Honor recipients.
Following the publication of Valor, Greenblatt authored or co-authored more than one dozen articles, interviews, and book reviews, largely on the topic of military heroism, in Military.com, Task & Purpose, Soldier of Fortune (magazine), Real Clear Defense, and other publications.
- "PN201 — Mark Lee Greenblatt — Department of the Interior". United States Congress. August 1, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". Whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Testimony of Mark L. Greenblatt : Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Compliance and Ethics" (PDF). Oig.doc.gov. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Statement by Mark L. Greenblatt : Nominee for Inspector General at the Export-Import Bank of the United States" (PDF). Banking.senate.gov. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front". Rowman.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Heroism, Brotherhood and Sacrifice". Realclearbooks.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Praise - Mark Lee Greenblatt". Markleegreenblat.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
- "Articles - Mark Lee Greenblatt". Markleegreenblat.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.