mmelodia@reedsmith.com

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Mark is the founder of the firm’s Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security Group and co-chair of the IP, Information & Innovation Group. He has recognized experience in litigating putative class actions and other "bet-the-company" suits in the following three areas: (1) data security/privacy; (2) mortgage/financial services; and (3) other complex business litigation.

Awards & Recognition

  • Leader of the team named 2015 Firm of the Year in Data Protection and Security by Legal 500 United States
  • Leader of the team named 2015 Litigation Department of the Year in Class Actions by the New Jersey Law Journal
  • Selected by The National Law Journal as a CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer in 2015
  • Named by Law360 in 2011 as one of four national MVPs in Privacy & Consumer Protection

Credentials

  • New York University School of Law, 1988, J.D., with honors, Elected as Competitions Director and to Executive Committee of Moot Court Board; National Member of The Order of Barristers
  • Princeton University, 1985, A.B., with honors, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • Advisory Board, Law360 Privacy & Consumer Protection
  • Instructor of Information Security Law, CISO Executive Education and Certification Program, Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.
  • Advisory Board, ALM Cybersecurity
  • Elected Member, The American Law Institute
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, New Jersey Chapter
  • New York University, Guest Lecturer