Mark J. Fanelli represents US and international clients in a variety of high-stakes complex commercial matters with a focus on civil and criminal antitrust and class action litigation.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mark was an associate in the Philadelphia office of a national law firm and focused his practice on white collar criminal defense and regulatory compliance, complex business litigation, and environmental law.
Mark has handled large civil and criminal matters from the initial pleading stages through trial and appeal in state and federal courts; he has also handled matters before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS. He also has experience in managing the discovery process, preparing expert and lay witnesses for deposition and trial testimony, and working with US state and federal government agencies to resolve disputes before trial.
During law school, Mark served as a judicial extern to Judge Noel L. Hillman of the US District Court for the District of New Jersey and the associate managing editor of the Rutgers University Law Review. He also led the Rutgers 501(c)(3) Pro Bono Project, an organization comprised of law students and practicing attorneys that provides legal guidance to non-profit entities operating in underserved communities in New Jersey. Immediately after law school, Mark served as a law clerk to Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina on the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Outside of Morgan Lewis, Mark is an adjunct professor of management in the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University. He also serves on the Vice Chairs’ Committee to the Haub School’s Board of Visitors. Mark mentors alumni of his high school alma mater, Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School, pursuing careers in the legal profession.
Rutgers University School of Law, 2015, J.D.
Saint Joseph's University, 2012, M.B.A., Finance
Saint Joseph's University, 2010, B.A., Economics
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Clerkship to Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina of the Supreme Court of New Jersey (2015 - 2016)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2018, 2019)
Vice Chairs’ Committee, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, New Jersey Bar Association
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Associate Managing Editor, Rutgers University Law Review