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OVERVIEW

Mark W. Bayer
Partner

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4101

F 214-258-4199

OVERVIEW

Mark W. Bayer
Partner

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4101

F 214-258-4199

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.

OVERVIEW

Mark W. Bayer Partner

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P : 214-258-4101

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

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2019

Texas Super Lawyers, 2007-2018

Who's Who Legal

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

EXPERIENCE
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney defended a major scrap metal dealer against predatory pricing claims brought in El Paso, Texas. The client prevailed after a one-week jury trial. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney a defended Texas electrical cooperative against class action claims. The trial court denied a class seeking monetary relief and certified a class seeking non-monetary relief. The Barnes & Thornburg attorney successfully argued in the Court of Appeals that neither class should have been certified. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney defended a data aggregator in class actions alleging violations of federal privacy statutes in Texas and Missouri. Both courts granted motions to dismiss on behalf of the data aggregator. The Fifth and Sixth Circuits affirmed both dismissals. The Barnes & Thornburg attorney successfully argued the case on behalf of all defendants in the Sixth Circuit. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney defended a major international supplier of specialty steel pipe against class action claims brought in the Southern District of Texas. The case was settled for a nominal sum. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney defended a major U.S. charity against class action conspiracy claims brought in the Northern District of Texas. The case was dismissed. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney defended a national restaurant chain in a class action alleging violations of a federal privacy statute. The case was settled for a nominal sum. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney defended a regional supermarket chain against claims of attempted monopolization and conspiracy to restrain trade brought in the Western District of Texas. The case was settled shortly before trial. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney defended two major companies in multibillion dollar class action suits alleging a conspiracy to fix prices in 17 states. The attorney served on the executive committee that coordinated the defense of all defendants in each case. After the defendants defeated class certification motions in five states, the plaintiffs agreed to a nominal settlement. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney represented a large auction house in the arbitration of a breach of contract dispute with the owner of a company acquired by the auction house. The arbitrator issued an award in favor of the client and the Barnes & Thornburg attorney successfully argued in the Fifth Circuit that the award should be confirmed. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney secured a summary judgment in favor of the seller of a chain of hospitals against a private equity company that claimed it should have been the successful bidder for the chain. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney successfully defended a Fortune 100 corporation against RICO claims. The District Court granted the client’s motion to dismiss the claims. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
  • A Barnes & Thornburg attorney successfully defended an individual accused of conspiring to monopolize the market for African big-game safaris. The plaintiff agreed to drop the claim after being cross-examined by the Barnes & Thornburg attorney. (*This matter occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.)
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