In addition to this work, Mark has considerable experience successfully representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation, which includes conducting internal investigations and managing large cases through trial and appeal. Recognized for his achievements both inside and outside of the courtroom, Mark was aptly described in Chambers USA as a “wonderfully talented lawyer with an abundance of common sense.” He was also noted in Benchmark Litigation’s 2015 edition as being a widely praised attorney throughout the legal community especially for his work in the white-collar litigation and corporate compliance fields. Competitors too acknowledge his trial abilities and consider him to be “extremely impressive in the courtroom,” and one competitor expressed that “We’d love to have him here.”
Prior to joining Reinhart, Mark built a distinguished career in the public sector, where he served as chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Wisconsin, and was also the district’s first Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator. This unique professional background sets him apart as he is able to offer clients access to his in-depth knowledge and experience with both the prosecution and defense of business tort and fraud-based cases.
In his work as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mark also served in the offices Criminal Division where he participated in fraud investigations and subsequently litigated and appealed those cases. He was also the chief of the Financial Litigation Unit where he tried commercial disputes between the government and third parties and was frequently recognized for his accomplishments – notably by the Attorney General and federal agencies.
His work history coupled with three decades of legal experiences enables Mark to draw from an extensive public and private sector knowledge base enabling him to manage complex legal challenges that clients may face. Mark relies upon his is insights and knowledge to create highly practical, cost-effective and reputation-saving strategies and solutions for the targeted businesses and individuals, and – when appropriate – he counsels clients on maximizing their chance of success by using low-cost publicly available resources.
Many of Mark’s clients come to him during a point of crisis and rely upon his excellent negotiation skills, as well as his trial and appellate experience as demonstrated in hundreds of civil and criminal cases including a significant number of published cases. However, Mark also offers clients access to preemptive and extremely effective strategic planning designed to improve their compliance plans. He also instructs both professionals and staff members on ways to avoid costly mistakes.
In addition to his legal practice, Mark is a seasoned and respected presenter who regularly speaks to client groups and professional associations including health care groups and corporate clients on enterprise compliance risk management and best practices. In addition, he has shared his skills in trial advocacy as a faculty member for the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and he has taught programs sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan Bar Associations.
Mark primarily serves the following industries:
- Securities Litigation
- White Collar Litigation and Corporate Compliance
- Crisis Management and Workplace Disasters
- Government Program Fraud
- Government Relations