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Mark A. Neubauer

Mark A. Neubauer

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Overview

Mark Neubauer focuses his practice on sophisticated litigation including commercial, securities, antitrust, real estate, employment, and entertainment. He has tried numerous jury and bench cases in both state and federal courts during his 30-plus years of practice.

Mark's legal skills have been repeatedly recognized. In 2010, his jury trial victory for Johnson & Johnson was chosen by the Los Angeles Daily Journal  as one of the "Top 10 Defense Verdicts" of the year in California. He has consistently been named one of the "Bet the Company" Commercial Lawyers in California by The Best Lawyers of America and to the Los Angeles Daily Journal's list of "Top Labor & Employment Lawyers" in California.

Mark has also held a number of leadership positions with the American Bar Association (Vice Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Publications and ABA Journal Board of Editors), the California State Bar (State Bar Litigation Section Chair), Association of Business Trial Lawyers (President) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Assistant Vice President).

A member of the California State and the District of Columbia Bar, Mark received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and his M.S. and B.S., with distinction, from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He is a former reporter with the Miami Herald.

Mark is the Los Angeles office managing shareholder.

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Experience

  • Won a unanimous jury defense verdict after a month long trial on financial elder abuse claims relating to sales of annuities where plaintiff sought more than $20 million in damages.
  • Member, Defense Executive Committee in the Tribune Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation, the largest fraudulent conveyance class action ever brought involving more than 5,000 defendants and arising out of the Tribune Co. leverage buy-out.
  • Confidential (2016). Won a unanimous defense verdict after a six-week jury trial involving claims of over $29 million for alleged financial elder abuse.
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. adv. Jeffrey K. Marheine. Plaintiff was a former senior recruiter for Defendant Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. and claimed he was wrongfully terminated for complaining about what he believed were unlawful hiring practices by three of his customers at other Johnson & Johnson companies and sought damages for alleged lost wages, emotional distress and punitive damages in federal court. After a seven day jury federal trial, Mark prevailed for the defense.
  • Ronald Hills, et al. v. Indymac Mortgage Holdings, Inc., et al. Mark served as lead trial and appellate lawyer in successful one week bench trial of real estate specific performance claim; won $440,000 in fees for his client and successfully defended the verdict on appeal.
  • Confidential. Mark won a $2.4 million award for breach of contract between two health care providers after a two-week arbitration.
  • Antounian v. Louis Vuitton Malletier, et al., 189 Cal. App. 4th 438 (2010). Mark obtained judgment of dismissal under California’s anti-SLAPP statute for a malicious prosecution case against his client and the client was awarded its attorney’s fees in full in a trial court ruling that was upheld on appeal in a published opinion.
  • In re Harold Kavoussi. Mark served as lead trial and appellate counsel in successful prosecution of a Fraudulent Conveyances claim. Judgment for $4.1 million was affirmed by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Antounian v. Louis Vuitton Malletier, 189 Cal. App. 4th 438, Cal. App. 2d Dist. 2010 (No. B215034).
  • Biosense Webster, Inc. v. Superior Court, 135 Cal.App.4th 827, 37 Cal.Rptr.3d 759, 2006 WL 93094, 23 IER Cases 1778, 06 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 479, 2006 Daily Journal D.A.R. 679, Cal.App. 2 Dist., January 17, 2006 (No. B184852).
  • Dowell v. Biosense Webster, Inc., 179 Cal.App.4th 564 (2009) , 102 Cal.Rptr.3d 1, 2009-2 Trade Cases P 76,807, 29 IER Cases 1880, 09 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 13,991, 2009 Daily Journal D.A.R. 16,327, Cal.App. 2 Dist., October 20, 2009 (No. B201439, B203501).
  • Factor Health Management, LLC v. Superior Court, 132 Cal.App.4th 246, 33 Cal.Rptr.3d 599, 2005 WL 1793569, 05 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 7848, 05 Daily Journal D.A.R. 10,613, Cal.App. 2 Dist., July 29, 2005 (No. B182643).
  • Ward v. Nestor, 884 So.2d 522, 2004 WL 2290895, 29 Fla. L. Weekly D2280, Fla.App. 3 Dist., October 13, 2004 (No. 3D03-2989).
  • Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton Ins. Services v. Robb, 33 Cal.App.4th 1812, 39 Cal.Rptr.2d 887, 1995 WL 226606, 1995-1 Trade Cases P 70,986, Cal.App. 2 Dist., April 06, 1995 (No. B083345).
  • Urez Corp. v. Superior Court, 190 Cal.App.3d 1141, 235 Cal.Rptr. 837, Cal.App. 2 Dist., April 02, 1987 (No. B022134).
  • Ron Yates Construction Co. v. Superior Court, 186 Cal.App.3d 337, 230 Cal.Rptr. 629, Cal.App. 2 Dist., October 09, 1986 (Civ. No. B18647).
  • Canut v. Lyons, 450 F.Supp. 26, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 96,524, C.D.Cal., December 14, 1977 (Civ. Nos. 77-1397-RJK, 77-2864-RJK).

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Recognition

  • Listed in Southern California Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2007-2015)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation (2006-2019)
  • Listed in Daily Journal , Top Labor & Employment Lawyers (2010, 2012)
  • Listed in Daily Journal , Top Defense Verdicts (2010)
  • Mark is a former newspaper reporter for the Miami Herald and the Washington bureau of the Knight-Ridder Chain.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight (2018)
    • Litigation Section Publications and Content Officer (2015-2018)
      • Board of Editors, ABA Journal (1998-2006)
      • Litigation Section Council Member (1996-1999)
      • Editor-in-Chief, Litigation Journal (1994-1996)
      • Associate Editor (1983-1994)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
    • President (1991-1992)
    • Vice-President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Member, Board of Governors
    • Editor, ABTL Report
  • California State Bar
    • Litigation Section Chair (1989-1990)
    • Litigation Section Vice-Chair
    • Litigation Section Treasurer
    • Member, Executive Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Assistant Vice-President (1999-2000)
    • Member, Board of Trustees, (1998-1999)
    • Judicial Appointments Committee (1997-1999)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Foundation
    • Member, Board of Directors, (1996-2002)
  • Westside Legal Services
    • Board of Directors (1982-1985)
  • UCLA Law Review
    • Associate Editor (1975-1976)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Experts and Attorneys Working Together to Resolve Cases Before Trial," ABA Litigation Section Regional CLE Workshop, Los Angeles (September 28, 2017)
  • “Project Management and Innovation,” Carlton Fields In-House Counsel Forum, Orlando, FL (March 2016)
  • “Labor and Employment Law Jeopardy - New Workplace Challenges that Can Put Your Company at Risk,” Carlton Fields In-House Counsel Forum, Orlando, FL (March 2016)
  • "Critique of Cross-Examination; Questions and Answers," Anatomy of a Trial, ABA Litigation Section Annual Meeting (April 9, 2014)
  • "Trying the Arbitration Case: What Lawyers and Arbitrators Need to Know About Commercial Arbitration," Los Angeles County Bar Association (January 23, 2014)
  • "Critique of Opening Statements; Questions and Answers," Anatomy of a Trial, ABA Litigation Section Annual Meeting (April 24, 2013)

Credentials

Education
  • UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1976)
  • Northwestern University (M.S., 1973)
  • Northwestern University (B.S., with distinction, 1972)
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Wisconsin

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