Mark E. Anderson


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  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, 1988
  • Duke University, AB, 1985
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers 

Trustee, Durham Academy, 2006-2012

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Litigation Section; Board of Directors, 2008-2011; Past Chairman, Medical Malpractice Section; Co-chair, Legislative Committee, 2008-2009, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Member, Tort Issues Task Force, Litigation Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Trustee and Founding Board Member, Durham Nativity School

Member, Alumni Association Advancement Committee, The University of North Carolina School of Law

Mark, an acclaimed litigator who leads McGuireWoods’ national trial team, represents clients in their most challenging matters in courts across the country. Throughout his nearly 30-year career, he has prepared hundreds of complicated cases for trial and has served as lead appellate counsel in dozens of reported decisions. His work in high-profile matters across industries has earned him inductions into the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

As a trial lawyer, Mark has brought a range of complex cases to jury verdict. His varied client base includes both commercial entities and healthcare practitioners and institutions involved in litigation.

Mark began his career handling jury trials throughout North Carolina, mentored by some of the state’s finest trial lawyers. Originally focusing on the malpractice arena, his practice also includes product liability, commercial disputes, financial contracts, toxic torts, mass torts, insurance coverage, fire and explosion, and vehicular accidents, using the stories of individual witnesses to prepare for trial.

In addition to his North Carolina license, Mark is a member of the New York State Bar. With client engagements becoming more national in scope, he works out of the firm’s Raleigh and New York offices.

An active member of his local community, Mark contributes a significant amount of his time to educational organizations. He has served two terms on the Board of Trustees of Durham Academy, the K-12 school attended by his four children. He also was a founding director of Durham Nativity School, an institution dedicated to educating middle-school boys from financially challenged families. He serves as a board member of Student U, a collaborative organization providing services for students from the summer before they enter sixth grade until their high school graduation.

Mark has been honored in multiple years by Chambers USA on its list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and Benchmark Litigation lists him as a Local Litigation Star. He has been recognized several times by Law & Politics as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina and by Best Lawyers as Raleigh Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants and for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.

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Mark E Anderson
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Representation of and serve as lead trial counsel for a major financial institution in defense of claims arising out of the World Trade Center collapse, pending in the Southern District of New York.

Representation of publicly traded company and board members in shareholder actions filed as a result of corporate merger agreements.

Tried to jury verdict in excess of 50 medical malpractice cases in defense of healthcare practitioners and institutions.

Serve as trial counsel to one of the nation’s largest packaged food companies in cases arising from a plant explosion.

Serve as lead counsel for academic medical center in litigation arising out of clinical trials.

Served as lead appellate counsel in excess of 35 reported decisions.

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Named to "Leaders in the Law," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2017

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort - Defense, Legal 500 US, 2016-2017

Named to '2013 Top Rated Lawyers,' Health Care, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Named a "Local Litigation Star," North Carolina, Benchmark Litigation, 2013

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Raleigh, Best Lawyers, 2018

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, Raleigh, Best Lawyers, 2012, 2016-2017

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: Healthcare and Medical Malpractice, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2012-2018

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2007-2018

Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers,” Business Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2017

Named to "Leaders in the Law," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2011

Named to "Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina," Law & Politics, 2008, 2014

Named to "Legal Elite," Litigation, Business North Carolina, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

Named "Triangle, Mover & Shaker," Business Leader Magazine, 2008

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Speaker, "Key Considerations and Strategies for Dealing with Healthcare Litigation," 13th Annual Healthcare Finance and Growth Conference, September 25, 2018
Speaker, "False Claims, Fraud and Abuse - Enforcement and Litigation," 10th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference, September 17, 2015
Co-chair, Healthcare Litigation Conference, McGuireWoods LLP, August 14, 2014