For over 30 years, Mark LeHocky has mediated, managed and resolved hundreds of cases nationwide ranging from intellectual property, antitrust and other business disputes, class and individual consumer and employment cases, PAGA claims, malpractice actions, as well as individual and mass torts. For this work, Mr. LeHocky was voted 2022 Mediator of the Year for San Francisco and has been repeatedly recognized among the Best Lawyers in America© for mediation.
Mr. LeHocky’s approach is shaped by having worn nearly all professional hats in the legal arena – as a litigator representing plaintiffs and defendants, a public company general counsel resolving hundreds of litigation matters, and a private arbitrator and pro tem judge, and a senior executive and client. Central to all this work is helping decision makers of all types make realistic, risk-based choices based upon alternative scenarios and the practical tradeoffs of different courses. As a mediator, Mr. LeHocky uses all of his varied experience to help craft appropriate resolutions for everyone.
Private Mediator and Arbitrator (2012-Present)
First appointed as a mediator for the federal courts in 1999, Mr. LeHocky’s nationwide mediation practice includes state and federal actions involving: Intellectual Property (patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets), Employment (class and individual cases), Consumer (class and individual cases), Commercial, Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Contract actions, Insurance Coverage and Indemnification disputes, Real Estate transactions, and Business Acquisition and Dissolution disputes.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Ross Stores, Inc. (2007-2012)
Ross is an S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 company (ROST) and the second largest off-price retailer in the United States. As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. LeHocky:
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. (2000-2007)
Dreyer’s, now a subsidiary of Nestlé, S.A., is the largest U.S. manufacturer and distributor of ice cream products. Prior to merging with Nestle, Dreyer’s was a Fortune 1000 public company. As General Counsel, Mr. LeHocky:
Principal, Freeland, Cooper, LeHocky & Hamburg (1987-2000)
Mr. LeHocky managed the complex litigation practice of this boutique law firm, prosecuting and defending intellectual property, employment, antitrust, commercial and class action disputes, and representing clients including Apple, AT&T, Dreyer’s and Met Life.
Prior to the Freeland law firm, Mr. LeHocky honed his litigation skills at two other San Francisco law firms: Wilson, Ryan & Campilongo, and Khourie & Crew (a litigation spinoff of Broad, Khourie & Schulze).