Mark is a Partner in our Fraud Group specialising in multi-disciplinary, complex and commercially sensitive cases where urgent legal remedies are required and where large volumes of electronic information have to be collected, searched and produced in court.
Formerly Head of Fraud at a large international law firm, he centres on advising corporate and institutional victims of fraud and commercial dishonesty, often in a cross-border context.
His recent experience includes: leading the evidential analysis in a global corruption investigation for large private company; leading the investigation for a high-profile public company in the IT sector into whistle-blowing allegations concerning a senior manager; advising a pan European private company following the discovery of frauds in an Italian subsidiary; acting in the Chancery Division of the High Court in a $10m post-acquisition fraudulent misrepresentation claim for American shareholders; defending in the Commercial Court a $14m claim in the construction equipment sector, involving the collection of data from the US, mainland Europe and the UK; and acting in an English law defective product claim proceeding in the French Commercial Court and involving expert investigation proceedings in Switzerland and France.
Mark is co-author of the chapter, Electronic Disclosure in UK Litigation and Investigations in the 2009 American Bar Association's publication, Electronic Evidence and Discovery: What Every Lawyer Should Know Now and assisted with the writing of the section on "The Management of Technology Related Risks." In Sweet & Maxwell's Encyclopaedia of IT Law. He is a regular contributor to professional journals (including the International Journal of Commercial Litigation, the New Law Journal and the Commercial Litigation Journal) and news media on both fraud and the management of electronically stored information and writes a blog for the InfoRiskAwareness Project. Mark is also a well-known speaker at conferences and seminars and has been a regular panel member of the London IQPC annual E-Disclosure and Information Management conference. In the last year he has spoken at conferences in Copenhagen and Zurich and in 2009 Mark was a panel speaker at Legal Tech in New York.
Mark chairs Eversheds' ESI Taskforce, is the Chairman of the Midlands Fraud Forum, a former Director of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and writes the E-disclosure practice notes for Lexis PSL. He is listed in the Legal 500 as a an "exceptional" fraud lawyer and for leading a team known for practical advice and sound outcomes.