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Mark Morgan is a litigator with experience in the trial of jury and non-jury cases involving contracts, securities, and intellectual property matters. He has assisted clients with strategies for the containment, management and resolution of legal crises occurring at the federal/state, criminal/civil and domestic/international levels, including the Supreme Court of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mark also assists in the representation of corporations, as well as their officers and directors, in connection with investigations by grand juries and regulatory authorities of potential wrongdoing. He also counsels corporations as to the most effective means to mitigate the impact of any detected misconduct, and to implement or modify corporate compliance programs to minimize the likelihood of recurrent problems.
Mark was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School from 2008 to 2012, and serves as a visiting professor at the American University in Cairo. He is the former chairman of the board of directors of a non-profit, non-governmental organization of the United Nations dedicated to global issues education. He currently serves on various civic and charitable organizations throughout New Jersey and New York. Mark also speaks Arabic.
Served as lead trial counsel in a five-day jury trial on behalf of a leading medical communications company; won a final judgment awarding lost profits and attorney's fees
Served as lead counsel in a trial involving the development of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course Korea; won a multi-million dollar award on behalf of the U.S. co-developer
Served as lead counsel in a trial against the local government involving the enactment of an ordinance concerning the largest commercial property in the municipality; won a judgment invalidating the ordinance
Served as lead counsel in a trial involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants on behalf of top medical communications company; successfully resolved matter on second day of trial
Served as co-lead counsel in a complex commercial dispute in federal court, winning a multi-million dollar judgment consisting of commissions owed to a sales agent for the sale of military equipment to NATO
Served as lead counsel for a collateral manager in an interpleader action concerning a $1 billion part-synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligation transaction
Served as lead counsel in a federal civil RICO suit against a 401(k) Plan Administrator who embezzled retirement funds
Served as associate counsel in an internal investigation of a Fortune 100 company related to parallel enforcement proceedings brought by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office
Served as lead counsel in connection with enforcement proceedings brought by FINRA against a former director of a global financial institution
Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2015-2018
Recognized as an Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono commitment, 2014
Recipient of the Military Veterans Justice Award presented by the G.I. Go Fund, 2014
Chosen as one of the New Jersey Law Journal's 2014 "New Leaders of the Bar"
Selected as the guest of honor for the 27th Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf Classic in recognition of his work with children that have developmental disabilities, 2014
Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2012
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Rutgers Center for Security, Race and Rights, Board of Advisors
MyVa New Jersey, Board of Directors
Life's WORC and The Family Center for Autism, Executive Board Member
JBWS Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, Co-Coordinator