Mark is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mark’s previous work as a Court Attorney in both the California State Court of Appeal and the California Superior Court gives him a unique background for his practice which emphasizes appellate and civil law and motion proceedings. Mark has extensive experience handling a wide range of litigation matters in both state and federal courts, in areas of product liability, aviation, toxic torts, premises liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, e-discovery, and public entity liability. His insurance experience involves general and professional liability, first-party property, and primary/excess. Mark also provides advice to corporate clients on contractual indemnity issues, and handles amicus briefing.
Representative cases include obtaining summary judgment for a military defense contractor, which was affirmed on appeal in a published opinion; defense of a successor product manufacturer resulting in a favorable published appellate opinion; defense of a multi-million dollar attorney-fee claim under a private attorney general theory; obtaining summary judgment for a professional liability insurer against a claim for defense costs, which was affirmed on appeal; and an administrative challenge to the National Transportation Safety Board, resulting in reversal of an adverse probable cause finding.
Among his articles and publications, Mark is co-author of the United States chapter of The Aviation Law Review (2nd Ed. 2014).
While attending Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Mark served as Articles Editor of the Pacific Law Journal.