Mark serves as general counsel to Stinson, where he focuses on ethics and professional responsibility, topics about which he frequently speaks and writes.

Overview

Mark is a seasoned trial lawyer, having represented financial institutions, corporate fiduciaries and other organizations in a range of complex commercial litigation, including consumer class action, trust and other fiduciary litigation, trademark infringement and other business disputes in state and federal courts and in arbitration.

Mark spent five years prior to law school as a senior underwriter and credit analyst at two financial institutions, giving him a unique perspective into the inner workings of his financial industry clients. Benchmark Litigation named him a “Future Star.”  

Experience

Mark defended a national bank serving as corporate fiduciary that was sued by remainder beneficiaries, obtaining a favorable judgment, preserved on appeal, and attorneys’ fees.

His trademark infringement cases include work for an international church and a national restaurant chain, resulting in permanent injunctive relief and attorneys’ fees, and favorable out-of-court settlements, respectively.

Mark represented a major telecommunications carrier and leading computer manufacturer in putative and certified nationwide consumer class actions.

His clients in arbitration include banks, telecommunications companies, consumer products companies, a state health plan and securities brokerage firms.

Mark’s community service work has included serving on the board of directors and the advisory board of The Family Conservancy, which provides a range of services and is one of the oldest nonprofits supporting the Kansas City community.

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Speaking Engagements

Recognitions

Recognitions

Ranked in Benchmark Litigation as a Future Local Star

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Lawyer's Association of Kansas City, Board of Directors, 2012-2018

The Family Conservancy

  • Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors, 1997-2007

J Reuben Clark Law Society, Kansas City Chapter

  • Board of Directors
  • Chapter Chair, 2006-2008

American Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1994
  • Kansas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

University of Chicago, J.D., 1994

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1986

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