A former investigative journalist, Mark is a successful anti-fraud attorney with more than twenty years of experience in complex civil litigation. He has represented qui tam whistleblowers under the False Claims Act as well as victims of fraud under the federal securities laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). His efforts have resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.
Prior to founding Mark A. Strauss Law, PLLC, Mark was a partner at Kirby McInerney LLP, a respected plaintiffs’ class action firm that was named one of the “Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms” by Law360.com. There, he represented the qui tam relator in the United States ex rel. Kenneth Karlin v. Noble Jewelry case, winning a $3.8 million settlement. He also represented the whistleblower in the United States ex rel. Dickhdt v. Winds Enterprises case, obtaining a $1.5 million recovery. He was also a key member of teams that prosecuted major securities fraud class actions on behalf of investors including In re Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation, which resulted in a settlement of $590 million, and In re Adelphia Commc’n Corp. Securities Litigation, which ended in $460 million in settlements. He also represented defrauded mortgagors in Rothstein v. GMAC Mortgage, obtaining a $13 million recovery. In addition, he represented victims of financial Ponzi schemes in Cromer Fin. v. Berger, recovering $65 million, and Serino v. Lipper, securing a recovery of $29.9 million.
Mark’s trial court and appellate advocacy has also resulted in numerous notable decisions, including Reading Health Sys. v. Bear Stearns & Co., in which Mark persuaded the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to split from the Second and Ninth Circuits to uphold the rights of defrauded customers of large financial institutions. In Chill v. Calamos Advisors, Mark also first-chaired a seven-day trial on behalf of injured investors in federal court in New