Mark P. Miller Partner
Mark concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes, including supply chain and distribution disputes and trade secret misappropriation, and in defending consumer class actions around the country. One of those class actions was featured in coverage by the New York Times and other newspapers. Mark also advises clients on ensuring that their businesses and products comply with applicable federal, state and international regulations.
Mark’s clients include large national and international businesses and Fortune 200 companies across industries ranging from software, automotive, biopharma and domestic and overseas manufacturing to consumer products and home goods. His 20-year stint as national product liability counsel managing local counsel and trying cases nationwide for a large heavy-equipment manufacturer gives him a unique appreciation and understanding of in-house counsel’s needs, priorities and objectives.
Dedicated to resolving even the most difficult, high-stakes and high-value disputes, Mark also knows, from decades of practical experience, that litigation is only one of the tools available to resolve a dispute. Clients appreciate Mark’s honest, objective analysis of their dispute. He consistently strives to conserve client resources while protecting their bottom line and reputation through tactical litigation strategies balanced, where appropriate, with pragmatic alternative dispute resolution. Because of his experience resolving disputes, Mark frequently advises clients on proactive strategies to prevent disputes from arising in the operation of their businesses.
Clients also value Mark’s drive to win, intelligence in the law, commitment to creative approach and ability to read opposing counsel. Mark’s objective is to design dispute resolution strategies that fit into the broader context of his clients’ business and overall commercial objectives. Because of Mark’s long experience, his skills are versatile. His focused counsel is supported by effectual negotiation and formidable courtroom advocacy.
An author and frequent invited speaker at national class action seminars, Mark’s most recent professional publication was the chapter on arbitration in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Treatise on Commercial Litigation.