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Mark McLoughlin
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T (310) 788-7529
F (310) 788-6629
E mmcloughlin@rpblaw.com

Mark McLoughlin is an associate in the Firm’s business litigation practice, in which he has researched and drafted pleadings for both state and federal court matters, including motions to dismiss and demurrers, motions for summary judgment, motions to compel discovery, and applications for default judgment. Mark assisted the Firm in obtaining monetary sanctions jointly and severally against opposing counsel and defendant in a contentious federal court matter. Mark has also assisted in the representation of a high-profile individual in a matter concerning allegations of defamation and extortion.

Prior to coming to the Firm, Mark worked at a large law firm in Chicago in its Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice group, where he counseled trademark holders from both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses on issues such as trademark validity, fair use, implied license, likelihood of confusion, and source designation. Mark had experience there drafting briefs and filings for District Court cases, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions.
Mark also interned at CBS Television Distribution, where he performed due diligence for current and future intellectual property acquisitions and transactions, analyzed litigation risks of the global exploitation of intellectual property in new-media/on-demand formats, and performed research as necessary to provide advice and information on legal matters to attorneys, talent, and production staff, including the right of publicity and the single-publication rule.

Mark received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and as President of the Entertainment and Media Arts Law Student Association. Mark was a member of the law school’s Transactional Lab Clinic, where he drafted and edited contracts for a large financial corporation’s video and advertising group. Mark also sang while at Michigan law in the Headnotes (an a capella group) and in the rock band “TJ Hooper & the Learned Hands”.

Mark is a member of both the California and Illinois bars.