Commercial litigator, trial lawyer and strategic business adviser Mark Durbin represents national and international businesses and individuals in intellectual property and business litigation and consumer class action defense. Clients appreciate Mark’s dedication to their needs, practical stance to problem-solving, and honest and clear answers and direction to overcoming the problems they face.
Mark has tried complex, high-stakes litigation in courts across the country involving patent infringement, breach of contract, breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, theft of trade secrets, defamation and product liability. In addition to litigation, Mark also advises clients on proactive strategies that are designed to help minimize or avoid disputes and potential liability. He also counsels clients on issues regarding supply chains, intellectual property strategy, contract terms and conditions, and advertising practices.
Mark is diligently committed to designing the right strategy on attack or defense for the clients he serves. He also continuously strives to remain highly accessible and responsive to those around him.
Because Mark takes the time to truly understand his clients’ business objectives, he is a powerful ally and advocate when moving them through and beyond even the most disruptive disputes. Mark’s ability to design and execute sensible and pragmatic strategy that reflects each client’s distinct goals and the industry in which they operate is particularly effective because he pairs the right result with solutions that conserve costs.
Mark is a regular contributor to presentations and publications on topics related to litigation and contract issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a partner of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and a member of its litigation group.
Illinois Super Lawyers, 2008-2012, 2018-2019
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer 40 Under Forty