Overview

Mark Holden is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mark’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation. He has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants a variety of matters including commercial breach of contract and fraud, environmental litigation, and employment matters.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

"FDA-EPA Public Health Guidance on Fish Consumption: A Case Study on Informal Interagency Cooperation in "Shared Regulatory Space,"" Food & Drug. L.J. 70:1 (April 2015). 

Review of "Is Democracy Exportable?" Zoltan Barany and Robert G. Moser, eds., Int’l Affairs 86:4 (July 2010). 

Review of "Violence and Social Orders," Douglass C. North et al., Int’l Affairs 86:3 (May 2010).   

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2014

    Dean’s Scholar Awards in Corporations and Food & Drug Law

    Managing Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

    Qualifying Round, Ames Moot Court Competition

  • Columbia UniversityB.A., Political Science & Philosophycum laude2009

    Departmental Honors, Political Science

    Dean’s List 2006–2009