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Mark Fabiani

Special Counsel

Biography

Mark Fabiani is in his 16th season as the organization’s Special Counsel.

Prior to joining the Chargers, Fabiani was the Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications and Strategy for former Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presiden-tial campaign, the closest presidential election in modern history. In addition to serving as the campaign’s chief spokesperson, Fabiani was responsible for coordinating the campaign’s communications and media strategies and tactics, including the Vice President’s post-election Florida vote count effort.

From 1994-96, Fabiani worked as President Bill Clinton’s special counsel, providing legal, communications and political counsel to the President and First Lady on allegations and investigations of Whitewater and related matters. Fabiani produced and communicated the legal, legislative, and political responses to inquir-ies from the media, Capitol Hill and investigative agencies. He also served as the White House’s principal spokesperson before the national media, appearing regularly on major news shows.

In the 1980s, Fabiani spent four years as deputy mayor of Los Angeles and chief of staff to Mayor Tom Bradley. He managed political strategy, media rela-tions, policy analysis and an executive staff of 129 for the mayor. Fabiani directed day-to-day interaction between the mayor’s office and the media, general managers of city departments, the City Council, and the city’s principal private sector companies and public sector institutions.

A native of Ellwood City, Penn., Fabiani earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Redlands before graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1982. He served in senior positions at the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. At the Justice Department, Fabiani was responsible for policy development for the Attorney General and at HUD, he implemented the fed-eral government’s Empowerment Zone Initiative for urban revitalization.

Fabiani is currently a partner in the downtown San Diego-based firm, Mark Fabiani & Associates, which provides strategic advice and tactical execution to companies and individuals facing complex financial, marketing, communications and legal challenges.