Mark Kornfeld is a seasoned commercial litigator with nearly 25 years of success in securities litigation, regulatory 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 always approaches his clients' current matters as a trusted adviser who appreciates and understands his clients' businesses. Mark quickly analyzes the different variables in complex disputes and how they will impact his clients, providing multilayered and practical, strategic advice to those clients across industries.
Mark has been integrally involved as a BakerHostetler lead attorney for the firm's court-appointed representation of Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee Irving H. Picard for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) 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 core member of the firm's Hedge Fund, Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, and Complex Commercial Litigation teams, aimed at advising, managing and counseling hedge funds, the financial services industry and public and private companies prior to and upon the commencement of high-stakes litigation. Mark is routinely sought out by members of the media for comments on high-profile litigation and regulatory enforcement matters arising from Ponzi schemes, insider trading and other economic frauds.