Mark Saudek handles a broad range of complex commercial litigation and general civil litigation in federal courts and administrative tribunals, as well as in the state courts for Maryland and the District of Columbia. His wide-ranging litigation practice focuses on commercial contract disputes, business torts, noncompetition, trade secret, intellectual property, estate and trust, and fiduciary disputes. Mark also has extensive experience litigating and counseling clients in employment-related matters, including defending against class actions and FLSA collective actions. He has significant experience conducting internal investigations and representing court-appointed monitors and receivers in matters concerning hundreds of millions of dollars. He is a Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist. In 2015, Mark was recognized by The Daily Record as a Leadership in Law award winner. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020 as one of Maryland's leading litigation lawyers.
Mark engages in extensive pro bono work including handling civil rights and constitutional law cases involving the First, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution.
From 1995 to 1996, Mark served as law clerk to the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Before law school, Mark taught high school English and Economics, and coached soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse.
Civic and Charitable Service
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland Bench-Bar Liaison Committee
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland Pro Bono Lawyers Appointment Committee, Chair
- Open Doors to the Federal Court Program, Co-Chair
- The Loading Dock, President, Board of Directors
- Maryland Public Interest Law Project, former Board Member
- Moses Brown School Tutoring Program, Founder
- Teach for America - Baltimore, former Board Member
- U.S. Lacrosse Youth Rules Committee
- Cardinal Crease Club Foundation (supporting Calvert Hall lacrosse), Board Member
- FCA Maryland Lacrosse
Articles and Presentations
- Author, "December 1, 2010 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26 and 56," Federal Bar Association-Maryland Chapter, December 2010