Mark D. Taylor ’83 & Christine D. Taylor
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Mark D. Taylor ’83 is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dallas office. His commercial litigation practice focuses on the defense of class actions, collective actions and multi-district litigation (MDL) cases. In the last decade alone, he has appeared as lead trial counsel or co-counsel in over 40 class action, collective action and MDL cases, primarily defending consumer, privacy, overtime, contract and discrimination claims. Mark’s practice is national in scope, having appeared before state and federal courts in more than 25 states.
Mark’s practice focuses on a wide array of commercial litigation and employment-related disputes, including contract disputes, privacy claims, business torts, lender liability claims, patent infringement, racial discrimination, Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), trade secrets, wage and hour (overtime) and wrongful termination claims. His areas of expertise include: commercial litigation, consumer goods & retail, dispute resolution, employment & compensation, employment litigation, and financial institutions.
A few of his representative legal matters include:
Represented one of the nation's leading antivirus software manufacturers in a putative nationwide class action involving allegations by potentially millions of consumers under various California consumer protection statutes.
Secured court order granting motion to dismiss all claims while defending a global provider of logistics and contingency operations in putative class action. Fifth Circuit affirmed. In U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, plaintiff alleged violations of foreign service employment agreements for work performed in Kuwait.
Defended nationwide retailer in a California putative class action alleging breach of privacy and alleged violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). Obtained summary judgment on all claims. Defended nationwide restaurant and entertainment chain in two class actions filed in the state court in California involving 19,000 employees who alleged overtime, break time, meal break, wage statement and unfair competition claims. Obtained early successful settlement.
Mark graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Texas Tech University in 1986 with a Juris Doctorate degree. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. Mark has four children and resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Christine.