Mark practices primarily in the area of complex fiduciary breach and prohibited transaction litigation, representing clients in actions brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Mark earned his bachelors in economics from the University of Illinois, then went to the University of Missouri, where he earned his law degree in 2004 along with a certificate in Dispute Resolution. In 2005 Mark earned a Masters of Law from New York University where he studied complex multi-party litigation and dispute resolution.
Mark is a pioneer in ERISA class action litigation, with over twelve years of experience representing workers and retirees enforcing their rights to retirement and other plan benefits. Mark’s judgments and settlements in this area exceed $300 million through complex litigation coast to coast. He has class action trial experience, securing a verdict for employees and retirees based on self-dealing by their employer in their 401(k) plan, and has experience at the appellate and U.S. Supreme Court level.
Mark is a member of the Board of Places for People, a St. Louis area non-profit focused on servicing adults with severe, persistent mental illness as well as co-occurring challenges, such as drug addiction, HIV, or prior suffering as a victim of state-sponsored terrorism. Mark is also a Director of the Kirkwood R-VII School District and a former professional soccer referee.
Mark lives in Kirkwood, Missouri with his wife and two children.
- LL.M., 2005 – New York University School of Law
- J.D., 2004 – University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law
- B.A., Economics & Political Science, 2001 – University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana