Mark Kornfeld is a seasoned litigator with more than 20 years of success in securities class action and complex commercial litigation both domestically and internationally. Mark draws from his years of high-stakes litigation experience to inform his advice and counsel for clients. He approaches his current matters as a trusted advisor, who appreciates and understands his clients' businesses. Mark quickly analyzes the different variables in a complex dispute and how they will impact his clients, and provides multi-layered and practical, strategic advice to clients across industries.
Mark has been integrally involved as a BakerHostetler lead attorney for the firm's court-appointed representation of SIPA Trustee Irving H. Picard for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in efforts to recover assets for the Fund of Customer Property. Mark has worked extensively on litigating complex legal issues and assisting the SIPA Trustee in unraveling the maze of interconnected parties involved in Madoff's decades-long Ponzi scheme, including major international feeder funds and financial institutions. In addition, Mark is a leader and securities law advisor for the firm's Hedge Fund team and National Task Force on Complex Financial Fraud, aimed at advising, managing, and counseling hedge funds, the financial services industry and public companies prior to, and upon the commencement of, high-stakes litigation. Mark is routinely sought out by media for comment on high-profile litigation and regulatory enforcement matters arising from Ponzi schemes, insider trading, and other economic frauds.