Mark is a seasoned trial lawyer with invaluable experience handling a broad range of bet-the-company business and commercial matters. In his decades of successfully leading clients through complex antitrust, environmental and other regulatory enforcement, and a large variety of commercial disputes, he has represented Fortune 500 companies and mid-size businesses across the country in federal and state courts, and before governmental agencies.
Mark also represents businesses and their leaders in the midst of high-stakes white-collar investigations, using in part his experience as a special prosecutor. He brings his sophisticated background to the table to set and implement an effective strategy to deal with criminal and related civil risks in these intense situations. He is aggressive in maximizing his client’s interests while serving as a calming force behind closed doors.
Mark’s professionalism has been long recognized in Best Lawyers of America, and he shares his expertise as an Adjunct Professor at Creighton University’s Heider School of Business.
- Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 1976)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. (Business), 1973)
- Nebraska (1976: Sustaining Member)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1981)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- U.S. Court of Military Appeals
In its newly released 2022 edition, The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 47 McGrath North attorneys in the full range of specialty practice areas key to supporting businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries. Of these partners recognized based on peer-review surveys, 11 were named “Lawyer of the Year.” This honor is awarded to only one attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location.
Almost every company will, at some point, have to conduct an internal investigation. Whether the trigger is an internal complaint of employee theft, hotline tip about discrimination, or government inquiry into regulatory compliance, internal investigations are inevitable in today’s world. Internal investigations, however, are not as straightforward as they may seem. Rather, they are full of twists and turns, and one step in the wrong direction may lead the unprepared down an unintended path. If you had to conduct an internal investigation, would you know what to do?
- Omaha Bar Association
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- American Bar Association (Member, Subcommittee on Debarment and Suspension)
- Military Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1976-1980
- Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
- Author: “Contracting with the Sovereign – A Liberty Interest,” 16 Creighton Law Review 47, 1983, reprinted “Yearbook of Procurement Articles,” Vol. 20, Federal Publications, Inc., 1983
- Special Prosecutor Douglas County, Nebraska, 2010
- Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating
- Defending a Fortune 500 international food and beverage company in a number of antitrust suits (both individual and class action) in federal jurisdictions across the country.
- Defending a Fortune 500 international food and beverage company in a Department of Justice antitrust matter in the State of New York.
- Defending a Fortune 500 international food and beverage company in a wide variety of commercial disputes (contract, fraud, securities and franchise) in various federal and state jurisdictions.
- Defending a national leader in the sale and distribution of agriculture products in state and federal antitrust enforcement actions brought by regulators.
- Defending an international provider of infrastructure products and agriculture irrigation equipment in contract, product liability and other commercial cases within Nebraska and around the country.
- Defending a national agriculture financial cooperative in a False Claims Act case in the State of Iowa.
- Defending a Fortune 500 international food and beverage company, and an international provider of infrastructure products and agriculture irrigation equipment, in various environmental actions brought on behalf of EPA.
- Related Practices
- Business and Corporate
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution