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Mark L. Smith, Esq.
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Mark L. Smith concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, and governmental investigations and actions, including white collar matters. Mark has extensive experience litigating antitrust cases, securities matters, cross-border litigation, consumer class actions, derivative claims, copyright and trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition claims, and mass tort actions as well as extensive experience litigating against the SEC, DOJ, FTC, and various state attorneys general. He also has litigated patent infringement claims, false claims act claims, RICO claims, and a broad array of other complex commercial claims. Mark provides counseling and training on eDiscovery matters, cross-border litigation, and antitrust and securities laws. Mark has represented a wide range of clients-from multinational Fortune 100 companies to smaller manufacturers and service providers-in both large and small matters.

Mark received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Utah. Representative Engagements:

  • Defense of former officers and directors of private developer accused of improper billing practices and filing false claims in connection with a $1.1 billion dispute brought by city, state, federal and private claimants
  • Representation of internet companies in intellectual property disputes, including trademark, copyright and patent disputes
  • Defense of Fortune 100 Company in third-party derivative action won on motions to dismiss and upheld on appeal
  • Arbitration victory for broker dealer in dispute between registered members alleged to have raided highly successful trader business unit
  • Representation of former executive in Federal Trade Commission action alleging improper mobile billing practices
  • Defense of former Chief Compliance Officer against Securities Exchange Commission accused of aiding and abetting violations of law in financial institution’s business
  • Defense of former Chief Financial Officer of financial institution in FINRA and Securities Exchange Commission actions and in private class actions
  • Prevailed on behalf of internet company in antitrust litigation alleging illegal combination in restraint of trade in vertical market and monopoly in horizontal market
  • Defense of financial institution in mortgage-backed securities class actions
  • Defense of cruise line, technology, alcohol and frozen foods companies in Second Requests under HSR Act and against Department of Justice in enforcement action
  • Ongoing advice and representation of multinational companies in cross-border litigation employment matters, consumer laws, eDiscovery and appeals

Licensed Since: 2000

Education: Harvard Law School

Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), Class Action/Mass Torts (40%), Antitrust Litigation (20%)