Mark LeHocky's mediation practice is built upon over 35 years of legal experience as a plaintiff and defense litigator, a general counsel managing hundreds of litigation matters for different public companies, a corporate executive, and as a mediator handling a wide variety of cases. Mark's areas of expertise include business torts (antitrust, trade secrets, unfair competition), intellectual property (patents, trademarks and copyrights), employment (class and individual claims), privacy and social media (data breaches and consumer class actions), real estate and other commercial disputes. First appointed as a federal court mediator in 1999, Mark's approach is shaped by having worn virtually all hats in the legal arena. Those experiences provide unique insights and tools to help clients and counsel find and explore available options and shape appropriate resolutions for all concerned.
Mark is described by an attorney as one that "brings an unusually rich set of resources and skills to his work as a mediator. The breadth of his professional experience provides him with a sophisticated worldliness in a wide range of business arenas. But what really sets Mark apart is his command of the full range of dispute resolution techniques and his highly developed interpersonal skills. He understands disputes, disputing and disputants." Another attorney says "in mediating difficult cases there is no substitute for experience and Mark's background as both a litigator and a General Counsel make him uniquely qualified."
A former tennis and soccer coach, Mark's free time today is devoted to tennis, cycling, painting, traveling and coping with the family pets.
What really sets Mark apart is his command of the full range of dispute resolution techniques and his highly developed interpersonal skills. He is perfectly positioned to deliver great value as a mediator.
- United States District Court Magistrate Judge
It was a pleasure working with him once again. This was a challenging case in which the parties’ history made things more difficult. He did a great job at keeping everyone focused where they needed to be, even into the night. I can now say that whether a case involves a multinational Fortune 500 company or a one man show, he has the techniques to do what it takes in mediation.
- Attorney on a IP Copyright Matter
Mark Lehocky was tenacious and suggested a written, confidential settlement recommendation when he realized the parties would not compromise without more. The recommendation was well received and insightful and provided the necessary justification for the client to compromise.
- Attorney on a Business Contractual/Fraud Dispute
Understanding parties' beliefs and providing evaluation of merits.
- Attorney on a Real Property Breach of Contract Dispute
I have worked with Mark for over a dozen years on scores of employment claims... In mediating difficult cases there is no substitute for
experience and Mark's background as both a litigator and a General Counsel make him uniquely qualified.
- Class Action and Individual Employment Law Litigation Attorney
Listened and understood all the dynamics between the parties. Was patient and gave his honest assessment.
- Attorney on an IP Trademark Dispute
Mark helped us resolve a contentious employment discrimination lawsuit. ...He was thoughtful but firm as needed and helped us craft a resolution that was accepted by both sides. My client was very pleased with the result and I will look forward to working with Mark again.
- Employment Law Litigation Attorney and Office Managing Partner
With his varied experiences, Mark understands the potential obstacles to settlement better than most others, and is particularly adept at helping
parties overcome those perceived obstacles. With his extensive background in intellectual property, contract and antitrust cases, and his particular
knowledge of both private and private enterprises, I recommend Mark highly for business cases of all types.
- IP Litigation Attorney and Former Managing Partner
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