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David E. Mark

David E. Mark

Senior Counsel


  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.


David E. Mark focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on complex commercial litigation, creditor’s rights litigation, real estate litigation and intellectual property litigation. He represents financial institutions, small to large companies, and Court-appointed receivers in a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. His creative approach to problem solving and first-chair trial experience allow him to be a particularly effective litigator.

Mr. Mark’s extensive experience includes representing clients in connection with contractual disputes, partnership disputes, secured transactions, infringement actions, trade secret disputes, defamation, real estate litigation, partition actions, corporate and limited liability company dissolution actions, and securities litigation. Mr. Mark’s litigation practice includes pre-litigation counseling, pre-judgment remedies, extensive law and motion and trial/arbitration practice as well as appellate and post-judgment matters. A significant portion of Mr. Mark’s practice has been devoted to receivership and other creditor’s rights matters throughout California and around the country.

Mr. Mark also advises cannabis businesses as a member of the Firm’s Cannabis & Hemp Industry Law Group, whose representative clients include investment funds, multi-state operators, cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, intellectual property licensors, equipment lessors, factors, receivers, lenders, and packaging companies.

Mr. Mark represents clients in the apparel and consumer products industries with regard to contractual and intellectual property matters. In the entertainment industry, Mr. Mark’s experience includes profit participation and contract disputes as well as litigation over copyright and California Talent Agencies Act matters.

Mr. Mark is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono committee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Remedies Section. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bet Tzedek Legal Services and as Co-Chair of the Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council, of which he was a founding member.  He also served as a member of the City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry Group as well as the co-head and co-founder of the Future Hope Committee of the City of Hope’s Fashion and Retail Group.

Mr. Mark represents clients in Holocaust Survivor ZRBG Pension matters on a pro bono basis. He also participates in adoption finalization proceedings as a pro bono attorney and coordinates the Firm’s participation in those matters.

Mr. Mark served as an extern for the late Hon. William J. Rea, United States District Judge for the Central District of California and was Note Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Mr. Mark has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Southern California Rising Star from 2015 to 2020.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • University of California, Davis

  • The Danger of Commingling Fees under the Talent Agencies Act

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