Mark Salah Morgan is an experienced trial lawyer and serves as outside general counsel to several privately held companies based in New Jersey and New York. He also serves as a trusted advisor to private wealth clients and prominent individuals on confidential matters, including family offices for high net worth families. Mark combines a diverse trial practice with a deep understanding of clients’ businesses across the healthcare, financial, media, natural gas and technology industries. He also maintains a portfolio of international clients based in the Middle East North African (MENA) region that have business dealings in the United States.
Mark assists clients with strategies to contain, manage, and resolve both civil and criminal crises, and has represented clients before 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 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, including on the Board of Trustees of The Peck School, the Board of Directors of Coptic Orphans, and the Advisory Board of Agora University.
Mark serves on the firm's Executive Board. He also currently serves on its Strategic Growth Committee, which is dedicated to the recruitment of lateral partners and law firms that are accretive to Day Pitney’s practices.
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Served as lead trial counsel for the largest privately held medical communications company in North America in a jury trial that resulted in an award of lost profits and attorney's fees
Served as lead trial counsel in an international arbitration involving the development of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course Korea that resulted in a multi-million dollar award on behalf of the U.S. co-developer
Served as lead trial counsel in a constitutional challenge against a local government relating to the enactment of legislation that resulted in a judgment invalidating the legislation
Served as co-lead trial counsel in a federal court action involving dipping sonar systems for NATO’s fleet of EH-101 and NH-90 helicopters that resulted in a multi-million dollar judgment
Served as lead trial counsel to 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 that resulted in a monetary recovery and the Plan Administrator being criminally prosecuted and convicted
Honored with the "Leading By Example Award" by Coptic-Orphans, 2017
Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2015-2023
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
Coptic Orphans, Board of Directors
The Peck School, Board of Trustees
Agora University, Advisory Board
Life’s WORC and the Family Center for Autism, immediate past Executive Board Member
Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, Immediate Past Co-coordinator