Mark Fiore represents clients in complex commercial and white-collar matters. Mark’s experience includes class action and multi-district litigation in a wide range of substantive areas, including contract, fraud, false claims, public nuisance, products liability, unfair competition, tax, and environmental litigation. Mark also has compliance and enforcement counseling experience, including conducting internal investigations and representing companies in inquiries and enforcement actions by state and federal authorities.
Representing the world’s largest generic drug manufacturer, Mark served as the lead associate on the litigation and trial teams in the landmark opioid case, State of Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma, et al, the first civil case in the United States related to the opioid epidemic to go to trial. One of the most complex, fast-paced and high-stakes cases in recent history, the case included, among other things, 50 million pages of document discovery, more than 300 substantive briefs, 210 depositions, 45 expert witnesses, more than 30 hearings, a mock jury exercise, and 11,000 trial exhibits – all in a span of less than 18 months. After fully preparing the case for trial, the matter was ultimately resolved for Mark’s client “on the courthouse steps”, for less than one-half of one percent of the State of Oklahoma’s $17 billion damages claim.
Mark’s experience at both mid-size and large law firms, as well as his time clerking with the Grand Jury and Major Crimes Units of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, informs his approach as a versatile, pragmatic and aggressive litigator. While in law school, Mark won the Rutgers Law mock trial competition and served as a member of the Rutgers National Trial Advocacy Team. Mark’s pro bono practice focuses on assisting United States military veterans through the Military Assistance Project, as well as the representation of indigent criminal defendants in state court proceedings.
Represented an international e-commerce company in multiple Department of Labor investigations concerning alleged health and safety violations in distribution facilities throughout North America. Successfully convinced government regulators that no charges were warranted and/or that citations should be vacated after issuance.
Represented a real estate developer in a multimillion dollar CERCLA cost recovery action against the United States Department of Justice – Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Defended an international food processing company in a federal class action alleging civil RICO violations.
Represented a closely-held international produce distributor in a complex oppressed shareholder action resulting in the dismissal of multiple claims and the dissolution of the minority shareholder’s interest.
Represented a regional health club chain in a class action brought under the NJ Consumer Fraud Act, Health Club Services Act, Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act and the Retail Installment Sales Act.
Represented the Chapter 7 Trustee of a liquidating trust in the prosecution of over $11 million in clawback claims for preferences and fraudulent transfers.
Represented an international staffing firm in the defense of federal employment discrimination claims resulting in a favorable settlement prior to trial.
Represented a commercial developer in a federal mortgage and bank fraud investigation resulting in a corporate plea for nominal restitution and no individual charges.
Rutgers University School of Law, 2010, J.D.
University of Mary Washington, 2005, B.S., Business Administration
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania