Mark C. Tatum represents businesses exclusively in all types of business, commercial and employment-related matters. His practice focuses on national litigation, including class and multi-party actions, jury and bench trials, and arbitrations.
Mark has extensive experience in general commercial and business litigation; securities actions; discrimination, whistleblower, retaliation and harassment claims; non-compete, trade secret and unfair competition claims; and wage and hour actions.
Mark has tried cases and appeared in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country. He has arbitrated matters in various forums and argued multiple appeals. In addition, Mark has written various materials concerning trial practice and employment issues; he has lectured on matters such as the use of experts, defense techniques in complex litigation and class actions, mediation strategies, covenant not to compete litigation and litigation practice.
He often contributes to various publications addressing litigation and business-related matters.
From intake to trial, Mark handles cases to win. His extensive courtroom experience gives him a unique perspective on the end-game and allows for efficient case management and development efforts.
While in law school, Mark was editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Reviewand a member of the Order of the Coif, Phi Delta Phi and the Board of Advocates.
Mark is active within the firm and has served on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and currently serves on the Associates Committee. Mark is also involved in a number of civic activities. He currently serves as a board member of the Youth Volunteer Corps of America.
In his spare time, you will either find Mark coaching little league sports or playing guitar with his band.
- Wass v. NPC Int’l, Inc., No. 09-CV-2254-JWL-KGS (D. Kan.) (nationwide class action of delivery drivers alleging failure to reimburse expenses causing minimum wage violations).
- Cortes v. Foot Locker, Inc., No. 1:06-cv-01046-AKH (S.D.N.Y.) (state class action by assistant managers alleging off-the-clock and fluctuating work week issues).
- In Re: Foot Locker, Inc., Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wage and Hour Litigation, No. 2:11-md-02235-JCJ (E.D. Penn.) (nationwide class action of store-level employees alleging off-the-clock and overtime issues; currently a MDL proceeding that includes the below matters):
- Pereira v. Foot Locker, Inc., No. 2:07-cv-02157-JCJ (E.D. Penn.)
- Hernandez v. Foot Locker, Inc., No. 1:10-cv-06789-NLH -KMW (D. N.J.)
- Hill v. Foot Locker, Inc., No. 08-CH-39148 (Cir. Ct., Cook County, Ill., Ch. Div.) (state class of store-level employees alleging off-the-clock and overtime issues).
- J.D., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1998
- B.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1994
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- Youth Volunteer Corps of America, Board Member
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