Mark Samuels is a partner in O’Melveny's Los Angeles office, the Vice-Chair of the Firm, and the Chair of the Compensation Committee. From 2000-2007, Mark served as Chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. Among other accolades, Mark has been consistently recognized as a leading intellectual property practitioner by Chambers USA; as one of California’s top patent litigators by the Los Angeles Daily Journal; as one of America’s 500 top lawyers by Lawdragon 500; and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers. Chambers USA states that “clients appreciate that Mark is ‘extremely responsive and client-centric as well as being a superb litigator.’ ” Mark is one of the Firm’s most experienced trial lawyers, with broad experience in complex patent, trade secret, antitrust, and other technology-based litigation.
Member, American Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Federal Circuit Bar Association; Association of Business Trial Lawyers Public Service, Board of Directors, Public Counsel (2009-present); Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitration Panel (2002-09); ABA Litigation Section Liaison to Task Force on Reduction of Litigation Cost and Delay (2004); Board of Directors, UCLA School of Law Alumni Association (several terms); Board of Directors and Treasurer, Flintridge Riding Club (past)
"Leading Lawyer" - Intellectual Property, Chambers USA (2005-12); LawDragon's list of "500 Leading Lawyers" (2010-11); "Top 25 Intellectual Property Lawyers," Daily Journal (2008-11); "Best Lawyers in America," Best Lawyers (2007-12); "PLC Which Lawyer?" - Intellectual Property, Practical Law Company (2008-11); "Super Lawyer," survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc., Los Angeles Magazine (2005-12)