Marcus A.R. Childress leverages his extensive investigative and trial experience to guide clients through parallel inquiries, including congressional investigations, government enforcement actions, civil litigation,and workplace crises, which often enliven media scrutiny.

While serving as investigative counsel to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol, Mr. Childress worked alongside the Committee members and staff to identify why the attackers came to Washington, DC, and breached the Capitol; coordinated with the DOJ about parallel criminal investigations; and led hearing preparations. Over the course of the investigation, he conducted more than 60 depositions and interviews of key witnesses, including many of the interviews that were featured prominently during the televised hearings. As an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the US Air Force and a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia, he oversaw more than 100 criminal investigations and tried over 20 criminal jury trials.

A holistic investigations practitioner, Mr. Childress advises clients on DOJ, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) enforcement actions. He also counsels clients on investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and other white-collar matters. Clients benefit from his in-depth understanding of congressional investigations and experience as a prosecutor.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mr. Childress was a systems engineer who specialized in software system requirements. Clients benefit from his subject matter knowledge of preparing proposals for Government contracts and working on-site as a member of engineering teams.

In addition to his public service, Mr. Childress is passionate about issues impacting the southern Black community and his pro bono practice focuses on gerrymandering and voting rights. He also has experience representing Armed Forces Veterans. Mr. Childress is an active member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, serving as a Washington, DC, City Lead and as an alum of the 2020 Pathfinder’s Program.