Mark McLaughlin: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Mark McLaughlin

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7066

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Life Sciences
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Franchise & Dealer
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7066
Fax: +1 312 706 8655
University University of Notre Dame, B.A., summa cum laude, 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1978
Admitted1978, Illinois; 1978, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 1982, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; 1982, US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 1992, US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; 1992, US District Court for the Central District of Illinois; 1998, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; 2004, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Affiliate, Inc., 1985-1994; Chairman, 1990-1992

American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Forum on Franchising

Governing Committee, ABA Forum on Franchising, 1992-1995

ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Chair, Membership Committee, 1993-1996

Chicago Bar Association

Part-time Faculty, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (antitrust courses), 1983, 1986, 1988-1990


Mark McLaughlin serves on Mayer Brown's Management Committee and as the firm's General Counsel. He has concentrated his practice on antitrust, securities class actions and related litigation, and franchising and distribution matters. He has litigated substantial antitrust cases involving a variety of industries and issues, including monopolization claims, challenges to acquisitions, price fixing, exclusive dealing, sham litigation and price discrimination claims, and claims involving practices in foreign commerce. He also regularly provides counseling in antitrust matters.

Mark's securities class action experience includes involvement in major securities class actions and related litigation. With regard to franchising and other distribution matters, Mark represents manufacturers and other suppliers against claims by former dealers, distributors, or sales representatives that the former relationship between the parties was a franchise, and against other claims seeking to challenge termination of the relationship. He regularly counsels clients on matters involving their dealer networks, on antitrust and other issues involved in pricing programs, and on the structure of distribution systems. Mark also frequently serves as an arbitrator, generally on distribution matters, as a member of the AAA commercial arbitration panel.

Mark has earned notable recognition for his accomplishments. He has been called very credible and very smart...He's one of those people whose essential decency and warmth have combined with and enhanced his advocacy skills (Chambers USA 2007). Clients also consider him a dynamic guy with a great courtroom presence. His experience leads him to litigate weighty antitrust cases involving a variety of industries (Chambers USA 2006). Mark has been included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007 (antitrust) and has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer, 2007 and 2008 (antitrust). He is also listed in The Legal 500 US - Litigation, 2007 (antitrust), Who's Who Legal Illinois, 2006 and Benchmark Litigation Illinois, 2013 (antitrust and securities).


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Mark McLaughlin

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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