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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.

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

Background

Area(s) of Practice

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Maryland State Courts
  • District of Columbia Courts

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, with honors, 1995
  • Wesleyan University, BA, with honors, 1989

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association-Maryland, President 
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Wranglers Law Club