Mark J. Connot, Office Managing Partner of Fox’s Las Vegas Office, has a broad-based litigation practice in federal and state courts focusing on complex commercial litigation and business disputes, including shareholder derivative actions, partnership and shareholder disputes and business torts, commercial transactions, complex real estate issues, banking and lender issues, and labor and employment.
He has a lengthy background dealing with all manner of technological issues and has a keen interest in the evolving drone industry. Mark authors a blog on legal issues that arise in this new and exciting industry so he can counsel clients to navigate issues they face.
As a practicing lawyer with an M.B.A. degree, Mark approaches clients’ matters from both a legal and business perspective and offers practical and efficient solutions. Throughout his years of legal experience, Mark has been involved with hundreds of arbitrations and mediations across a broad spectrum of legal matters.
He has served as lead counsel in more than 75 jury and court trials in state and federal courts and has also appeared before numerous administrative tribunals. In addition to his private practice, Mark served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Oglala Sioux Nation.
He has represented various individuals and entities in Tribal Court matters ranging from partnership dissolution, employment and corporate matters, as well as personal injury claims.
Mark is also well-versed in defending deceptive trade practices act claims, and has represented national companies in such matters involving claims for penalties in excess of $1 billion. Mark has served as president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association as well as a member of the Board of Governors of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.
In addition, Mark served as chair of the South Dakota State Bar Negligence and Tort Law Committee. Within the firm, Mark serves as the Litigation Department administrative partner in the Las Vegas office.
Mark has presented various CLE seminars on insurance bad faith, punitive damages and Daubert issues and is a frequent guest lecturer at law school classes and undergraduate business law classes. He is active in the community and has served on various nonprofit boards, including United Way.
Mark has been quoted concerning real estate and litigation issues in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas Sun and in numerous other newspapers and online news sources, as well as appearing on Fox Business Network, Face to Face with Jon Ralston and “In Business” on Las Vegas One.
- University of South Dakota (J.D. and M.B.A., with honors)
- South Dakota State University(B.S.)
- Vice-President, Nevada AUVSI Chapter
- President, South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, 2004-2005
BOARD OF DIRECTORS :
- South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (President, 2004 and former member, board of governors)
- South Dakota State Bar Negligence and Tort Law Committee (Former chairperson)
- Board Chairman, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
BAR ADMISSIONS : Nevada, South Dakota
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