R. Mark Halligan is a highly respected trial lawyer in the intellectual property bar. Mark is a Past-President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) and he is the General Editor of the Intellectual Property Handbook published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE).
Chambers USA ranks Mr. Halligan as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law; Managing Intellectual Property recognizes Mr. Halligan as an "IP Star." Legal 500 has inducted Mr. Halligan in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for trade secret litigation.
Martindale Hubbell has awarded R. Mark Halligan with a Judicial AV Preeminent Rating which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Mark has served on the Adjunct Faculty of UIC John Marshall Law School teaching advanced trade secrets law for 26 years. Me. Halligan is the lead author of The Defend Trade Secrets Act Handbook published by Wolters Kluwer. Mark is also co-author of Trade Secret Asset Management 2018: A Guide to Information Asset Management Including RICO and Blockchain.
Mark is recognized in the United States and worldwide as a thought leader in the emerging area of trade secret asset management including the invention of an automated trade secret asset management software platform called the Trade Secret Examiner® that earned Mr. Halligan an award for Innovator of the Year in 2018 by Corporate LiveWire.
In 2014, Mr. Halligan joined FisherBroyles, LLP, as a intellectual property lawyer and litigator. FisherBroyles, LLP is the first and largest distributed, full-service law firm partnership. FisherBroyles, LLP has grown to over 250 partners in 23 offices, all veterans of the largest and most sophisticated law firms, corporate law departments, and government agencies in the United States (and recently a new office in London). This bench strength provides Mr. Halligan with stellar resources to litigate or defend trade secret misappropriation cases in the United States with greater efficiencies and lower hourly rates.
Although Mr. Halligan is known for his trade secrets expertise, he is also widely recognized by the bar as a preeminent trial lawyer in other intellectual property matters including patents, copyrights, trademarks and related antitrust and licensing issues.