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Mark Strauss
  • Securities Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • California, New York
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Joshua Friedman
Joshua Friedman October 1, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Mark excels at everything he does, trials, client relations, technical challenges, you name it. His clients both respect and feel deep affection for him.
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A former investigative journalist, Mark is a successful anti-fraud attorney with more than twenty years of experience in complex civil litigation. He has represented qui tam whistleblowers under the False Claims Act as well as victims of fraud under the federal securities laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). His efforts have resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.

Prior to founding Mark A. Strauss Law, PLLC, Mark was a partner at Kirby McInerney LLP, a respected plaintiffs’ class action firm that was named one of the “Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms” by There, he represented the qui tam relator in the United States ex rel. Kenneth Karlin v. Noble Jewelry case, winning a $3.8 million settlement. He also represented the whistleblower in the United States ex rel. Dickhdt v. Winds Enterprises case, obtaining a $1.5 million recovery. He was also a key member of teams that prosecuted major securities fraud class actions on behalf of investors including In re Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation, which resulted in a settlement of $590 million, and In re Adelphia Commc’n Corp. Securities Litigation, which ended in $460 million in settlements. He also represented defrauded mortgagors in Rothstein v. GMAC Mortgage, obtaining a $13 million recovery. In addition, he represented victims of financial Ponzi schemes in Cromer Fin. v. Berger, recovering $65 million, and Serino v. Lipper, securing a recovery of $29.9 million.

Mark’s trial court and appellate advocacy has also resulted in numerous notable decisions, including Reading Health Sys. v. Bear Stearns & Co., in which Mark persuaded the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to split from the Second and Ninth Circuits to uphold the rights of defrauded customers of large financial institutions. In Chill v. Calamos Advisors, Mark also first-chaired a seven-day trial on behalf of injured investors in federal court in New

Practice Areas
Securities Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Additional Practice Areas
  • Representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases under the False Claims Act
  • Securities litigation on behalf of class action opt-outs
  • FINRA arbitrations on behalf of investors against stockbrokers and investment
Video Conferencing
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  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
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U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Fordham University School of Law
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Cornell University
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
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California State Bar  # 196471
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Websites & Blogs
Mark Strauss' Website Profile
Mark A. Strauss Law, PLLC Website
The Whistleblower & Anti-Fraud Blog
Contact & Map
Mark A. Strauss Law, PLLC
590 Madison Ave
21st floor
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 729-9496
Fax: (212) 202-6443
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