Mark McLaughlin serves on Mayer Brown’s management committee. He concentrates his practice on antitrust, securities class actions and related litigation and franchising and distribution matters.
He litigates substantial antitrust cases involving a variety of industries and issues, including monopolisation claims, challenges to acquisitions, price fixing, exclusive dealing, sham litigation and price discrimination claims and claims involving practices in foreign commerce. He also regularly provides counselling in antitrust matters.
McLaughlin’s securities class action experience includes involvement in major securities class actions and related litigation. With regard to franchising and other distribution matters, he represents manufacturers and other suppliers against claims by former dealers, distributors or sales representatives where the former relationship between the parties was a franchise, and against other claims seeking to challenge termination of the relationship.
He regularly counsels clients on matters involving their dealer networks, on antitrust and other issues involved in pricing programmes and on the structure of distribution systems. McLaughlin also frequently serves as an arbitrator, generally on distribution matters, as a member of the AAA commercial arbitration panel.
McLaughlin has earned notable recognition for his accomplishments. He has been called ‘very credible and very smart’. ‘He’s one of those people whose essential decency and warmth have combined with and enhanced his advocacy skills,’ said Chambers USA 2007.
Clients also consider him a ‘dynamic guy with a great courtroom presence’. ‘His experience leads him to litigate weighty antitrust cases involving a variety of industries,’ noted Chambers USA 2006).
McLaughlin has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 (antitrust) and selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2007 and 2008 (antitrust). He is also listed in The Legal 500 US — Litigation 2007 (antitrust), Who’s Who Legal Illinois 2006 and Benchmark Litigation Illinois 2013 (antitrust and securities).