Overview

Mark McKane is a litigation partner in Kirkland's San Francisco office. His practice focuses principally on complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial courts. Mark has represented Fortune 500 and private equity clients in a diverse set of matters, including antitrust and unfair competition cases, consumer class actions, corporate finance litigation, energy litigation, mergers and acquisitions disputes, restructuring and bankruptcy-related disputes, and securities litigation. Mark has tried cases in courts and before arbitration panels across the country as well as represented clients in regulatory and internal investigations. His matters have been profiled in the American Lawyer, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Mark was profiled from 2012-2014 by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Litigation: Commercial General, in which clients said they "favor him because 'he is business oriented, but also very candid'" and they "have a high degree of confidence and security" in his judgment. Mark was also recognized in the 2012 edition of the Legal 500 U.S. for his work in M&A: Litigation.

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Memberships & Affiliations

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1997, Illinois (inactive)
  • 1999, District of Columbia
  • 2004, California

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude1997
    Executive Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • Yale UniversityB.A., Political Science1993