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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Iowa, 1988, with distinction; Journal of Corporation Law, Articles Co-Editor; Phi Delta Phi
    • B.B.A., Iowa State University, 1985, with distinction; Phi Kappa Phi
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1988
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1998
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2003
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. Tax Court, 2016
Mark has extensive litigation experience with class actions, consumer protection, privacy laws, banking and securities laws, and all manner of business disputes. Mark's national practice includes actions involving BIPA, TCPA, MMPA, KCPA, RICO, FDCPA, FCRA and other federal and state statutes. He is an author and frequent speaker on subjects such as piercing the corporate veil, class actions, business litigation issues and legal ethics. Mark was a co-editor of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Business Litigation Handbook and the author of the chapter on piercing the corporate veil. He also was appointed member of the Missouri Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee from 2008-2016.
  • Represented large health care company in class action asserting TCPA violations. Settled favorably.
  • Represent health care providers in class actions asserting violations of privacy laws.
  • Represent educational institution in class action asserting violations of privacy laws.
  • Represent financial services company in class action asserting violations of privacy laws.
  • Represented franchisee in class action asserting violations of biometric privacy laws. Settled favorably.
  • Represent non-profit retirement fund in class action asserting improper fee collections.
  • Represented health care staffing company in class action litigation asserting TCPA violations. Settled favorably.
  • Represented large health care company in class action asserting improper sales tax collection. Settled favorably.
  • Represented franchisor in class action asserting TCPA violations. Settled favorably. 
  • Represented national non-profit organization in class action alleging violation of TCPA. Case dismissed.
  • Represent former employees and officers of limited liability company in lawsuit alleging RICO and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Represented national bank and payments processor in class action alleging violation of privacy laws.
  • Represented building manager in class action alleging RICO violations.
  • Represented health club organization in defense of class actions alleging violation of state consumer protection law. Settled favorably.
  • Represented health care organizations in class actions asserting violations of privacy laws. Settled favorably.
  • Represent physician group in class action alleging violation of privacy laws.
  • Represent software vendor in defense of class action alleging violation of Illinois BIPA.
  • Represented clothing manufacturer in defense of claims alleging breach of contract and tort claims. Settled favorably.
  • Represented large national bank in class action claims arising under FCRA. Settled favorably.
  • Represented orthodontic supply company in class action asserting violations of TCPA and common law claims. Settled favorably.
  • Represented limited liability companies, owners and officers in class actions seeking actual and statutory damages under FDCPA, RICO and state law claims in numerous federal court venues. Settled favorably.
  • Represent financial institutions in class action claim alleging violation of Missouri consumer protection act.
  • Represented engineering company in defense of claims arising from failed purchase agreement. Settled favorably.
  • Represent former officer of insurance company against allegations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represent technology company in claims alleging conversion of stock ownership of former officer.
  • Represent flood certification company defending negligence and other state law claims.
  • Represented investment firm in claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Defeated multi-million dollar claims for actual and punitive damages in arbitration.
  • Represented law firm in defense of legal malpractice claims. Defeated multi-million dollar claim in arbitration.
  • Represent taxpayers in Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission appeals of sales, use and income tax assessments and refund denials. On behalf of professional sports team, obtained reversal from Missouri Supreme Court of adverse sales and use tax decision by Administrative Hearing Commission.