University of Virginia, J.D., 2009, Order of the Coif; Editor, Virginia Law Review
Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 2005
Mark Hiller is a commercial litigator. He helps clients navigate their complex disputes at all stages, from pre-litigation through appeals. He has represented clients in high-stakes disputes in a range of industries, including health care, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking and government contracting. Mark's experience includes representing or advising clients on significant matters involving class actions, business and contract disputes, intellectual property, trade secret disputes, cybersecurity and the False Claims Act. He also has represented clients in government investigations.
Mark prides himself on being responsive to clients. He works with them to understand their objectives and their business and then develop a focused and efficient legal strategy.
Mark is also active in the legal community, where he is involved with the NCBA Appellate Practice Section.
Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, Mark served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and practiced law at a litigation boutique in Washington, D.C.
Honors & Awards
- Law Clerk, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States, 2011-12
- Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 2009-10
Defends a hospital in a proposed class action in the North Carolina Business Court concerning the assignment of certain insurance benefits. The firm secured dismissal of the complaint; the case has been appealed.
Defends a client in a proposed ERISA class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina concerning severance benefits. The firm secured dismissal of the complaint.
Defends a global infrastructure company in a putative class action in federal court alleging violations of ERISA and the LMRA relating to the provision of health benefits for retirees.
Other Litigations and Arbitrations
Defended an industrial gas supplier in a federal lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, business torts, and unfair trade practices.
Represented a global company as claimant in an arbitration of a breach of contract claim.
Represented an individual as claimant in an arbitration alleging breach of fiduciary duty and other claims.
Defended a large bank against an effort to enforce a foreign judgment against it in the United States.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a False Claims Act qui tam action brought against a hospital. In an issue of first impression in the 10th Circuit, persuaded the district court that compliance with federal clinical laboratory regulations is not a precondition to receiving Medicare reimbursement.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a False Claims Act qui tam action brought against a defense contractor alleging violations of contract requirements.
Represented an investment fund as plaintiff in a fraudulent conveyance action against Brazilian construction companies alleging the unlawful transfer of a large amount of assets.
Represented certain unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy of a large coal company.
Represented creditors in a dispute with a large Ukrainian power company seeking to amend the terms of its New York law bonds using United Kingdom insolvency law.
Represented a large defense contractor in an investigation by a U.S. Attorney's Office.
Represented a business executive in an investigation by a U.S. Attorney's Office.
Represented two employees of a foreign company in an investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Successfully argued a 4th Circuit appeal opposing the issuance of a preliminary injunction in a putative ERISA and LMRA class action.
Represents a large telecommunications company in appeals in lawsuits alleging False Claims Act and other claims related to the alleged undercollection of certain government taxes.
Represented a bank in an appeal from a judgment imposing liability for unfair and deceptive trade practices and breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing.
Represented a former U.S. congressman in the 4th Circuit appeal of his conviction on bribery and wire fraud counts.
Argued a pro bono appeal in the 10th Circuit involving a complex question of federal appellate jurisdiction over interlocutory appeals in the qualified immunity context.
Helped defend the liability portion of a $500 million judgment obtained in an adversary proceeding by unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy of a Florida homebuilder.
News & Events
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- March 1, 2019
- Jan. 28, 2019
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- Aug. 31, 2018
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- Jan. 30, 2018
- Oct. 3, 2017
- Sept. 24, 2015
- Key First Amendment Issues Facing the CourtSept. 17, 2019
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- May 30, 2019Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- May 30, 2019Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Business Court Approves Disclosure-Only Settlement, But Postpones Consideration of Attorneys’ Fees RequestFeb. 6, 2018Class Actions Brief Blog
- Can a Class Action Proceed when the Named Plaintiff’s Claim Becomes Moot? A Recent View from the North Carolina Business CourtApril 7, 2017Class Actions Brief Blog
- Feb. 17, 2016Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- U.S. Supreme Court Decides Class Action “Pick Off” Case In Favor Of Plaintiff, But Leaves Open The Possibility Of A Different Result In Future CasesFeb. 1, 2016Class Actions Brief Blog
- U.S. Supreme Court Rebukes California Court for Failing to Enforce an Arbitration Agreement with a Class-Arbitration WaiverDec. 16, 2015Class Actions Brief Blog
- Nov. 3, 2015Class Actions Brief Blog
- Sept. 16, 2015Class Actions Brief Blog
- North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section