Mark focuses on legal issues affecting the aviation and aeronautics industries. He represents a variety of clients, including U.S. and foreign airlines, airports, leasing companies, brokers, aerospace manufacturers, repair stations, and airline investors before the courts, regulatory agencies, and Congress. He also counsels U.S. clients in their regulatory affairs before foreign governments, advises airlines in financial structuring, and represents parties to aircraft acquisition transactions.
Mark has been involved in a variety of developments in the aviation industry, from airline mergers and formation of new air carriers to development of federal rules and policies on aircraft safety, security, and airport security. Mark has participated as a member of the U.S. delegation in the negotiation of a number of international air transport agreements, advised a number of clients doing business in China and the former Soviet Union, lectured representatives of the Chinese government, airline industry, and airport management on regulation of aviation, advised foreign governments on civil aviation matters, and regularly counsels a major US airport on development of international air service. He authored the first chapter ("The Chicago Convention") of the book Aviation Regulation in the U.S. (ABA Book Publishing, 2014), edited by Cozen O'Connor member David Heffernan. Chambers & Partners USA also ranked Mark as a leader in Nationwide Aviation Regulatory; he is also listed in Expert Guides: Aviation.
Mark frequently represents clients in matters arising out of aircraft leases, and has presented numerous seminars on aircraft leasing in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.
Mark received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1978, and his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Maryland in 1974.