Mark S.





Mark S. Mulholland

State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D., cum laude, 1985); University of Notre Dame (B.A. cum laude, 1982)




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Mark S. Mulholland is a senior member of the firm’s Litigation Department, one of the largest practice groups on Long Island dedicated exclusively to commercial litigation.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, and following active service as a senior trial attorney and Captain in the U.S. Army J.A.G. Corps, Mr. Mulholland has become recognized as one of the foremost civil litigators in private practice in the region.

Mr. Mulholland served in 2011 on the New York State Judicial Salary Commission, the historic commission that reset judicial salaries state-wide for all 1,300+ Judges serving in New York State.  A copy of Mr. Mulholland’s opinion endorsing fair and reasonable salary increases for the New York judiciary is viewable here.

Mr. Mulholland has represented businesses, Fortune 50® corporations, municipalities, government agencies, and individual entrepreneurs in all manner of disputes and in all forums.  He focuses on traditional courtroom contests, and is accomplished as a litigator and trial attorney in federal and state cases across the country.  With broad experience litigating complex business disputes in virtually every field – intellectual property, condemnation, antitrust, securities matters, licensing, unfair competition, copyright, trademark, contract disputes, constitutional challenges, RICO and beyond – Mr. Mulholland has litigated cases that span the simple to the complex.

After graduating with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1985, Mr. Mulholland earned top honors and received multiple individual citations at the State University of New York School of Law.  He served as Articles Editor of the University Law Review; was a champion member of the Moot Court team; won First Place at the elite J. Braxton Craven National Moot Court Competition in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; won the coveted Robert J. Connelly Trial Practice Award; and earned the Albert Moot Evidence Prize.

Mr. Mulholland began his legal career serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  After graduating from the U.S. Army’s Airborne Course at Ft. Benning, Georgia and earning training with the 82d Airborne Division where he received the prized “Silver Wings” of the elite parachute corps, Mr. Mulholland went on to become the Senior Defense Counsel at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California where he was personally responsible for representing soldiers at General Courts Martial, including major espionage and federal felony cases.  While in government service, Mr. Mulholland also served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. He began his civilian career in commercial litigation at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City before joining Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in 1991, where he quickly attained partner status.

Mr. Mulholland was appointed to the New York State Judicial Salary Commission in 2011; and he was elected as a Board Member of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in 2008.  He has served as a Trustee and Vice President of the Board of Education in his home village in the Town of Babylon; was selected to serve as a Board Member of the Long Island Aquarium; and was appointed a Public Member of the New York Mercantile Exchange Adjudication Committee.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association.  Mr. Mulholland lectures and writes often on litigation topics, is a contributor to the New York Law Journal and serves as a Mediator in the Eastern District of New York’s Federal Court Mediation Program.

Court Appearances
> Aspen Creek NY Court of Appeals Argument – Jan. 2009

Interviews and Media Appearances
> Madoff – ABC
> Madoff – CNBC
> Madoff 2 – CBS
> Madoff 1 – CBS
> Madoff – John Gambling Show, WOR
> Madoff – Reuters
> Madoffs Alleged Victims Fight Back – CNBC
> Eminent Domain interview – News12
> At Issue: Eminent Domain – Ch. 55
> Eminent Domain interview – CNBC

Mr. Mulholland has written extensively on all manner of litigation topics. His published works include:

  • Condemnation landscape following the Supreme Court’s Kelo decision (Nassau Lawyer, January 2006)
  • High Court Resolves Commerce Clause, 21st Amendment Clash, (New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, June 6, 2005)
  • ‘Web-Wine’ Case: Commerce Clause, 21st Amendment Clash, (New York Law Journal, February 2005)
  • Specificity is Critical in Motion to Dismiss Multicount Complaint, (New York Law Journal, January 2005)
  • Federal Rule 68: A Rarely Used Defensive Tool, (New York Law Journal, February 2004)
  • Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents in Trademarks: Of Growing Importance Resulting from Increase in International Trade, (New York International Law Review, Winter 2000)
  • Avoiding Web-Site Liability, (Netcommerce Magazine, March 1999)
  • Why Lenders Must Be Cautious When Taking Trademarks as Collateral, (New York Law Journal, June 3, 1999)
  • Seller Beware: Out-of-State E-Commerce Suits on Rise,
    (Long Island Association Helpline, Winter 1999)
  • ICANN Announces Commencement of Competitive Domain Name Registration Process (Netcommerce Magazine, May 1999)
  • Island Employers Take Action: Institution of Workplace Policies to Minimize Catastrophic Loss is Now Routine on Long Island (Long Island Business News, October 2, 1995)

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