Mark McLaughlin serves as Mayer Brown’s General Counsel and previously served on the Management Committee. He has concentrated his practice on antitrust, securities class actions and related litigation, and franchising and distribution matters.
He has litigated substantial antitrust cases involving a variety of industries and issues, including monopolization claims, challenges to acquisitions, price fixing, exclusive dealing, sham litigation and price discrimination claims, and claims involving practices in foreign commerce. He also regularly provides counseling in antitrust matters.
Mark’s securities class action experience includes involvement in major securities class actions and related litigation. With regard to franchising and other distribution matters, Mark represents manufacturers and other suppliers against claims by former dealers, distributors, or sales representatives that the former relationship between the parties was a franchise, and against other claims seeking to challenge termination of the relationship.
He regularly counsels clients on matters involving their dealer networks, on antitrust and other issues involved in pricing programs, and on the structure of distribution systems. Mark also frequently serves as an arbitrator, generally on distribution matters, as a member of the AAA commercial arbitration panel.
- University of Notre Dame, BA, summa cum laude
- University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude
- US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
- Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Affiliate, Inc., 1985-1994; Chairman, 1990-1992
- American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Forum on Franchising
- Governing Committee, ABA Forum on Franchising, 1992-1995
- ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Chair, Membership Committee, 1993-1996
- Part-time Faculty, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (antitrust courses), 1983, 1986, 1988-1990
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