Mark Shank is well-known and respected in Texas and across the nation as a trial lawyer, strategist, arbitrator, mediator and negotiator. He has significant experience in a multitude of industries as an advocate in commercial litigation, employment disputes and arbitration matters.
With his remarkably broad background in high-stakes controversies, Mark is transitioning his practice focus toward alternate dispute resolution, regularly serving as an arbitrator or mediator in a wide range of business and employment disputes. He is a licensed AAA arbitrator and a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – two of the most prestigious ADR professional organizations. Clients also call on Mark to serve as an independent investigator in corporate malfeasance and workplace misconduct matters.
Mark continues to help clients on both sides of the docket facing difficult business issues, such as departing employees, high-exposure contract claims, officer and director liability, employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes and retaliation cases. He also has deep experience in litigation involving covenants not-to-compete, confidentiality and trade secrets. In addition, Mark represents clients in disputes and transactions concerning executive compensation and related issues.
Mark is in high demand as a lecturer on current arbitration, business, employment and trade secret issues. He is also a prolific author, including the definitive book on Texas law as it treats departing employees.
A stalwart of numerous bar associations and foundations in Texas, Mark previously served as Director of the State Bar of Texas and President of the Dallas Bar Association.
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.