Mark Gregory is a Partner and the Head of the Firm’s Litigation practice group. His practice encompasses a broad range of litigation and dispute matters, advising and advocating for both businesses and corporate executives.
For over 30 years, Mark has represented clients as lead counsel in all types of general commercial litigation matters, including complex contract interpretation, federal securities law, shareholder derivative claims, antitrust, intellectual property, brokerage, trade secrets, fraud, unfair competition and real estate disputes. Much of his work is connected with the Firm’s business and transactional practice — specifically contract matters, disputes concerning closely-held ownership of business entities, legal malpractice, business torts such as unfair competition or restrictive covenants or intellectual property infringement. He has represented clients in federal and state lawsuits, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution forums.
As a practitioner, Mark brings the expertise, knowledge and judgment of a big-firm litigator to the Firm’s cases. This includes extensive firsthand courtroom experience. Although he views trying cases as a last resort – when feasible, settlement is almost always a more cost-effective approach than trial — his courtroom reputation typically precedes him. Paradoxically, the best way to achieve a favorable result for his clients is to make it clear that he is preparing to try a case. If and when a case is settled, it will be because of the facts and applicable law – not because he is disinclined to go to court.
Mark places special emphasis on building personal relationships with his clients. Rather than assign work to associates, he typically handles all phases of a case himself, including depositions, drafting pleadings, briefs and motions and negotiating with opposing counsel. He specializes in efficiently managing and resolving the ordinary disputes that regularly arise in the day-to-day operation of any business.
His goal, always, is to matter-of-factly bring disputes, to the greatest degree possible, to a prompt and advantageous conclusion, from both a legal and a business point of view. Whether you’re a client, opposing counsel or a judge, Mark views cases as problems to be solved rather than competitions or conflicts, and is known for advocating calmly and with measure to a conclusion that works.
Mark and his wife, Kara, have five children. He spends a great deal of time in Ludlow, Vermont – enjoying lake activities in summer and skiing in winter – and has been very active in youth sports in Darien, Connecticut and the Arthritis Foundation. He’s also an enthusiastic tennis player, and enjoys watching sports, particularly the Green Bay Packers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
New York, 2012
Areas of Practice
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
U.S. Court of Appeals – Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Court – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; District of Connecticut; Eastern District of Wisconsin
New England Super Lawyers
Connecticut Super Lawyers