With over thirty years of legal experience, including extensive work as a plaintiff and defense counsel, two prior general counsel positions for public and private companies, and as an appointed mediator for the federal courts, Mark has a unique perspective to share. Sitting in all these respective roles has given Mark a broad understanding of how disputes get stuck, as well as how to sort through and overcome those real or perceived obstacles – both early in the course of litigation and at later stages. As well, his substantive legal knowledge of a wide array of disputes – intellectual property, class actions, commercial, antitrust, employment, insurance coverage, malpractice and other matters – enables him to help counsel and clients best understand and handicap risks and rewards. Finally, his work as a litigator, client, general counsel, and mediator allows him to help craft solutions and alternatives that can work all around.

Mark conducts mediations throughout California and the United States.

Arbitration / Referee Services

Mark also serves as an arbitrator, appointed special master or referee for business, employment, intellectual property and other commercial disputes.

There is a better way

Some battles need to be fully waged; many don’t. Still others can and should be pared way down. Mark uses his broad experience to help everyone measure all realistic options as well as the full costs of litigation -- direct and indirect expense, lost opportunities, reputation harm, and disruption. The effort always pays off. Time saved; money saved; sometimes people saved as well.

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