Mark D. Richardson is a Partner in the Delaware office of Labaton Sucharow LLP. Mark focuses on representing shareholders in corporate governance and transactional matters, including class action and derivative litigation.
Mark is recommended by The Legal 500 for the excellence of his work in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Clients highlighted his team's ability to “generate strong cases and take creative and innovative positions.” Lawdragon has recognized him as one of the country’s Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers and Next Generation Lawyers. Benchmark Litigation also named him to their “40 & Under List.”
Mark has litigated numerous matters through trial, including in the Delaware Court of Chancery, FINRA and AAA arbitrations, and a five-month jury trial in New Jersey state court. Mark served as co-lead counsel in the following matters that recently were tried or settled: In re Dell Technologies Inc. Class V Stockholders Litigation ($1 billion settlement); In re Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. ($400 million post-trial judgment, appeal pending); In re Coty Inc. Stockholder Litigation ($35 million settlement); In re Straight Path Communications Inc. Consolidated Stockholder Litigation (trial verdict pending); In re Amtrust Financial Services Stockholder Litigation ($40 million settlement); In re AGNC Investment Corp. ($35.5 million settlement); In re Stamps.com ($30 million settlement); In re Homefed Corp. ($15 million settlement); and In re CytoDyn Corp. (rescission of over $50 million in director and officer stock awards).
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Mark was an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he gained substantial experience in complex commercial litigation within the financial services industry and advised and represented clients in class action litigation, expedited bankruptcy proceedings and arbitrations, fraudulent transfer actions, proxy fights, internal investigations, employment disputes, breaches of contract, enforcement of non-competes, data theft, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
In addition to his active caseload, Mark has contributed to numerous publications and is the recipient of The Burton Awards Distinguished Legal Writing Award for his article published in the New York Law Journal, “Options When a Competitor Raids the Company.” Mark also serves on Law360’s Delaware Editorial Advisory Board.
Mark earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, where he served as the President of the Student Bar Association. He received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
2010, New York
U.S. Court of Appeals
2011, Second Circuit
2021, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court
2010, Southern District of New York
2010, Eastern District of New York
2022, District of Delaware