• Biography

    Mark Erickson is well known in the courts and litigation community of Southern California. He has been solving business disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation for over 30 years. Fortune 500 companies rely on his trial experience and courtroom knowledge to navigate the sometimes tricky course of California litigation.

    Mark handles a wide range of sophisticated commercial and real estate litigation, including contract, trade secrets, healthcare law, and business governance and dissolution disputes. One of his reported cases (Founding Members of Newport Beach Country Club v. NBCC (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 944) is still one of the leading cases on how to apply the parol evidence rule in interpreting contracts. He has honed his trial skills with a diverse practice that began with the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mark then joined Latham and Watkins where he developed his current client base. Mark was later one of the founding partners of Dubia, Erickson & Tenerelli, a litigation boutique where he practiced for 16 years.

    A leader in the local bar and community, Mark is a past president of the Orange County chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, one of the most prestigious lawyer bar groups in the state. Mark is also the vice president of the Public Law Center, Orange County’s pro bono legal services organization and serves as Secretary for the Orange County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the local bar.

    Mark is also involved in the leadership of Haynes and Boone, active or the chair of a number of firm committees and is the Hiring Partner for the Orange County office.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1982
    • B.A., University of California, Davis, 1979
  • Admissions

    • California, 1982
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit