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, Tech & Data 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

  • Mark was selected to the 2015 MVPs in CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer list. The CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer list is issued by National Law Journal. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Mark was selected to the 2011 MVPs in Privacy & Consumer Protection list. The MVPs in Privacy & Consumer Protection list is issued by Law360. A description of the selection methodology can be found at law360.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Mark was the leader of the team selected to the 2017 Leading Cybersecurity Law Firms list. The Leading Cybersecurity Law Firms list is issued by BTI Consulting. A description of the selection methodology can be found at bticonsulting.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Mark was the leader of the team selected to the 2015 Firm of the Year in Data Protection and Security list. The Firm of the Year in Data Protection and Security list is issued by Legal 500 United States. A description of the selection methodology can be found at legal500.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Mark was the leader of the team selected to the 2015 Litigation Department of the Year in Class Actions list. The Litigation Department of the Year in Class Actions list is issued by New Jersey Law Journal. A description of the selection methodology can be found at law.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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