Press Release
April 12, 2016

Holland & Knight's Litigation Practice Expands in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., with Addition of Mark Churchill

WASHINGTON/TYSONS, Va. (April 12, 2016) – Litigator Mark Churchill has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in its Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., offices. Most recently, he was the head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Trial Practice Group in Washington, D.C.  

“Mark is a first-rate litigator who has handled some very significant cases during his 17 years as a trial lawyer,” said John Hogan, the chair of Holland & Knight’s Litigation Section. “He has the experience and the leadership qualities to help us grow our civil litigation practice in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Mr. Churchill represents clients in complex commercial litigation and disputes and has served as lead trial counsel in federal, state, administrative and arbitration proceedings. He handles a wide array of litigation matters, including antitrust, business torts, civil fraud, class action defense, contract disputes, copyright and trademark, employee non-competition covenants, energy, government contracts, healthcare fraud, internal investigations, patent infringement, product liability, securities, tax and trade secret disputes.

“Holland & Knight has one of the best litigation practices in the country, with a reputation that is second to none,” said Mr. Churchill. “The firm’s platform and diverse profile of talented attorneys – especially in the Northern Virginia and Washington offices – provides a fertile ground to grow my existing practice. I believe Holland & Knight will continue to be a go-to law firm for civil litigation in the D.C. metropolitan area, and I look forward to contributing to that effort.”

Mr. Churchill was profiled by the National Law Journal for its 2010 Appellate Hot List after arguing two successful appeals before the Second Circuit. In 2014, he was honored with a Wiley A. Branton distinguished service award by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for his advocacy in the Fair Housing category. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and an A.B. degree from Duke University.

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