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Mark C. Holscher '80

Mark Holscher is a nationally recognized trial attorney. He is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers®, and the International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers. Since 2008, Mark has been selected every year as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal.

Mark’s background as a former Assistant United States Attorney coupled with his successful civil trial record has established him as a leading lawyer for companies and individuals facing significant litigation. In the last four years, Mark has obtained plaintiffs verdicts and settlements of over $750 million, with multiple nine figure recoveries. Mark has also successfully defended clients against claims in excess of a billion dollars.

Over the past decade, Mark has conducted numerous internal investigations and acted as lead trial and appellate counsel for blue chip companies and individuals in parallel civil and criminal matters brought by the SEC, DOJ and other regulatory agencies involving alleged violations of securities, environmental, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, tax and other laws. His complex civil litigation experience includes breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, securities and trade secret cases.

Mark also has extensive experience in litigation involving the entertainment industry. He is currently representing banks, private equity funds and hedge funds, and studios in several profit participation disputes including slate financing agreements.

The California Lawyer has selected Mark twice as “Attorney of the Year” for his pro bono representations. In 2013, Mark was selected for his representation of the first group of parents in the country to obtain court orders forcing a school district to implement a “parent trigger” petition empowering them to take control of an underperforming school.