Mark has focused on complex litigation and counseling for more than 20 years, with extensive experience in the areas of energy, construction, refining, petrochemicals and industrial operations. His combination of substantial outside trial experience and in-house global litigation responsibility positions him to understand the needs and earn the trust of clients, both in contentious disputes and proactive risk avoidance.

Mark handles major and complex litigation matters in many areas, including engineering and construction projects, oil and gas and other energy disputes, joint venture relationships, commercial and contractual disputes, major personal injury claims, equipment failures and matters relating to plant operations.

He comes to DLA Piper from a leading refining and chemical company, where he served as head of global litigation and oversaw high-value disputes, advised C-level executives and led the company's legal health, safety and environmental functions. His role included analyzing and advising on contentious matters that were early in their development to determine if they could be resolved without formal legal proceedings, proactive risk avoidance, and serving as the lead legal department advisor for the company's Crisis Management Team, which is responsible 24/7 for corporate emergency response in the event of any incidents worldwide.

Mark's trial experience allowed him to earn certification in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has held that distinction since 2004.