Mark Holscher
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

May 2014

Mark Holscher, partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and former Assistant United States Attorney, specializes in complex commercial litigation, government, regulatory and internal investigations, and entertainment and media litigation. Since 2010, Mr. Holscher has obtained nearly $400 million in plaintiff's verdicts and settlements and successfully defended clients, including blue chip companies and their executives in civil and criminal matters brought by the SEC, DOJ and other regulatory agencies. His complex civil litigation experience includes breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, securities and trade secret cases. Mr. Holscher currently represents banks, private equity funds and hedge funds, and studios in several profit participation disputes including slate financing agreements.

In 2012, Mr. Holscher successfully represented a group of parents (Murphy v. Compton Unified School District) in the first test of California's 2010 "parent trigger" law. Under the law, if 50% of parents of a persistently underperforming school sign a petition, their district is required to implement one of four turnaround models. The landmark case was a historic victory for the national education-reform movement and inspired other states to adopt their own parent-led education reform models.

Since 2008, Mr. Holscher has been selected every year as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in California by the Daily Journal. California Lawyer has selected Mr. Holscher twice as "Attorney of the Year" for his pro bono representations.

Mr. Holscher received his law degree from University of California, Berkeley.