Mark combines years of experience as in-house counsel and in private practice engaging in both transactional and litigation matters to practice primarily in the areas of financial institution regulation, commercial litigation, aviation regulation, litigation and enforcement, and software and technology law.
Mark has been a Speaker, writer and instructor on legal, banking, technological and aviation issues.
As Senior Counsel with Harland Financial Solutions John H. Harland Company’s (now Harland Clarke) financial institution software division, Mark was directly involved in all stages of product development, drafting standardized documentation for secured and unsecured consumer and commercial transactions to ensure federal and multiple state compliance. In the technology licensing area, Mark was directly involved in drafting Harland’s software technology licensing agreements, maintenance agreements and warranties, and in the negotiation of nondisclosure, consulting, development, outsourcing and alliance agreements with major customers, vendors, and strategic partners. Mark was also corporate trademark counsel for Harland’s corporate trademark portfolio.
Mark returned to private practice in 2005, joining Denver’s Jones & Keller, P.C. as Of Counsel. Mark’s practice with Jones & Keller included financial institution regulation, commercial litigation, creditor bankruptcy, aviation regulation and enforcement, and software and technology law. As a litigator, Mark has been involved in matters as diverse as defending financial institutions on lender liability claims, representing a national retailer against claims for unearned real estate commissions arising from real estate development, and averting litigation against a national securities firm in a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets.
Mark left Colorado for North Carolina at the end of 2012 but maintains a relationship with his former Colorado firm.
Mark has also been a regular speaker and writer for the legal and banking communities on banking law, litigation, and legal technology. He is a former editor of The Colorado Lawyer’s “Automation Annotations’ law and technology column. A licensed pilot and flight instructor, Mark has also spoken before aviation groups on topics ranging from the FAA enforcement process to the special considerations for pilots flying in mountainous terrain.
Mark is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Colorado and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st and 10th Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Nebraska.