Markus Green serves as an Assistant General Counsel, for Pfizer, Inc., the world’s largest Pharmaceutical Company. At Pfizer, Mr. Green helps lead the Government Litigation Group of the Legal Department. As part of Government Litigation, Mr. Green works with local, state and federal prosecutors both nationally and internationally in an effort to defend Pfizer’s interest in government initiated litigation and investigations. Mr. Green is also responsible for several special initiatives at Pfizer including Civil Justice Reform, managing the Attorney General Outreach Program and handling Congressional Inquiries and Investigations. Prior to joining Corporate America, Mr. Green spent nearly a decade in public service.
Mr. Green was the Executive Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Jersey serving as Chief of Staff under Attorney General Peter C. Harvey. In that capacity Mr. Green was part of the Attorney General’s Executive Staff assisting in the supervision of the over 9,000 employees that comprise the Department of Law and Public Safety. In addition to his supervisory role, Mr. Green managed complex Civil and Criminal Litigation matters. He was also charged with implementing several of the Attorney General’s policy initiatives such as the Help America Vote Act State Plan with an operating budget of 180 Million dollars, the Statewide Fugitive Task Force, Statewide Automated Victim Notification System and the Abandoned Vehicle Initiative.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Green served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office under Robert M. Morgenthau. While serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Green was assigned to the trial Division where he prosecuted both Misdemeanors and serious violent felony cases, such as, assault and robbery. Mr. Green later joined the Special Prosecutions Unit where he handled complex white collar fraud matters. Mr. Green also worked as a Summer Associate at the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Newark, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor degree Summa Cum Laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and his Juris Doctorate degree With Honors from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. While at Rutgers Mr. Green also served as a Law Intern for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Green is admitted to practice law by examination in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.