Mark David McPherson

Partner | New York
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(212) 468-8263
I want my clients to say that I’m as careful a counselor to them as I am fierce an advocate for them.

Experience

Represents Target in multi-district consumer class action litigation stemming from the data security breach Target announced in 2013.

Won two trial victories for PPL Corporation in federal court preemption challenges to the constitutionality of state energy regulatory programs.

No. 02 MDL 1499 (SAS) (S.D.N.Y.). Won dismissal of Fujitsu Ltd. from litigation asserting claims under Alien Tort Statute against more than 80 multi-national companies.

2011 WL 536437 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 9, 2011). Won dismissal of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. from case challenging Standard & Poor’s ratings of auction rate securities.

704 F. Supp. 2d 403 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), 10-1306-CV, 2012 WL 688529 (2d Cir. Mar. 5, 2012). Won dismissal of claims against bank alleged to have aided and abetted Hezbollah by processing wire transfers from respondent bank in Lebanon.

(N.Y. Supreme Court, New York County, Index. No. 102101/06). Successfully preserved all of Pension Fund’s NY-based assets from plaintiffs’ efforts to seize assets in satisfaction of judgment against the Palestinian Authority.

2002 WL 1766554 (S.D.N.Y. July 31, 2002). Favorable settlement for common carrier in class action challenging carrier’s “excess value insurance coverage” program offered as part of package delivery services.