Mark D. Richardson

Of Counsel


Mark D. Richardson is Of Counsel in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP.  Mark focuses on representing shareholders in derivative litigation and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Mark was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he focused on complex commercial litigation within the financial services industry.  He advised and represented clients in class action litigation, expedited bankruptcy proceedings and arbitrations, fraudulent transfer actions, proxy fights, internal investigations, employment disputes, breaches of contact, enforcement of non-competes, data theft, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Mark has contributed to several publications over the years.  In 2016, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Legal Writing award by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement for an article published in the New York Law Journal, “Options When a Competitor Raids the Company.”

Mark earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where he served as the President of the Student Bar Association.  He now teaches as an Adjunct Professor in Emory’s Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques.  He received his B.S. from Cornell University.

Published & Presented

  • Practising Law Institute (PLI), Big Boy Letters: Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book (2016)
  • New York Law Journal, Options When a Competitor Raids the Company (05/13/2015)
  • Law360, New Challenges to Pay Confidentiality Policies (06/23/2014)


2010, New York
2016, Pennsylvania
2018, Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals
2011, Second Circuit

U.S. District Court
2010, Southern District of New York
2010, Eastern District of New York