Mark Bayer concentrates his practice on antitrust, securities, privacy, theft of trade secrets, intellectual property, class actions, RICO and other complex litigation matters. As managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office, Mark offers more than three decades of litigation experience and trial practice, providing his clients with the skill and discipline that only experience can bring.
Mark has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country, including Texas, California, New York, Florida, Alabama and others in the Northeast, Midwest and South. He represents a diverse group of clients from industries such as insurance, waste management, hospitality, healthcare, utilities, data aggregation, securities, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, advertising, energy and retail. Mark also advises clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Texas Attorney General.
Mark’s experience includes all phases of the dispute resolution process, ranging from strategic negotiation and settlement, to arbitration and mediation, to trial and appellate counsel. He has successfully litigated major claims that have ranged in value from millions to billions of dollars at stake. He has handled more than 30 class actions in state and federal courts around the country. Mark’s proven ability to identify the most compelling argument at the onset of a dispute frequently allows him to gain an advantage for the clients he serves.
Notably, he completed the firm’s BT ValueWorks’ Legal Project Management (LPM) training and applies LPM techniques to the delivery of legal service.
A believable and genuine communicator and advocate, Mark remains focused on identifying and arguing only the most important issues of a case, streamlining his client’s position in order to be impactful. His steady and calm demeanor both inside and outside of the courtroom, consistent preparation, and ability to establish immediate credibility are supported by an unwavering focus on achieving the right result. Mark is personally dedicated to realizing the most effective and efficient outcome on every matter in which he is involved.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
Member, American Bar Association
Director, The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
Member and panel chair, Dallas Committee for a Qualified Judiciary
Former board chair, Bowdoin College Alumni Fund
Former president, Bowdoin College Alumni Association
The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2019
Texas Super Lawyers, 2007-2018
Who's Who Legal
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent