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.
Mark has defended more than 80 putative class actions arising from alleged consumer privacy violations, both in the data breach and website/mobile app space. He routinely represents clients responding to government privacy investigations before the FTC, Office for Civil Rights, state attorneys general and the DOJ.
A former member of the Actors’ Equity Union, Mark performed in musical theater productions, industrial shows and commercials from 1974 to 1988, working his way through college and law school. In his last professional show, he met his wife, Dianne, with whom he has two daughters. The Melodias live in New York.