Mark R. Butscha, Jr.
Mark is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group, focusing his practice on complex litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. As a member of the firm’s Antitrust, Competition and Distribution Practice Group, Mark also assists clients on filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and similar “merger control” laws around the world.
Mark has represented businesses in a wide range of industries, including banking, financial services, real estate, energy, pharmacy, consumer products, and insurance. He has defended companies against claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, defamation, and various business torts. Also, as part of the firm’s lender liability team, Mark has defended financial institutions against a variety of claims, including common law claims for fraud, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as claims arising under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In addition, Mark has prosecuted cases seeking enforcement of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, helped companies resolve commercial disputes, and assisted in the representation of companies and individuals facing governmental inquiries and investigations.
Mark also actively participates in the firm’s pro bono practice, including a successful criminal appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Mark clerked at the New York State Court of Appeals where he handled an assortment of cases, ranging from challenges to state environmental regulations to complex business disputes and various tort actions. During law school, Mark was an extern at the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York.
- "The Common-Interest Doctrine: Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A Deals,” Thompson Hine Business Law Update, Winter 2017
- "Antitrust Agencies’ Annual HSR Report Reveals Increases in Filings, Scrutiny of Large Deals & Enforcement,” Thompson Hine Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation Update, October 2016
- "Penalty for HSR Violations More Than Doubled,” Thompson Hine Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation Update, August 2016
- "U.S. Supreme Court: A Bare Technical Violation of Statute Insufficient to Demonstrate Standing,” Thompson Hine Business Litigation Update, May 2016
- "Congress Passes Federal Trade Secret Law,” Thompson Hine Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation Update, April 2016
- "Antitrust Agencies’ Merger Review Data Demonstrate More Filings, Bigger Deals and Continued Enforcement,” Thompson Hine Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation Update, September 2015
- "Small Deals Spurring Big Antitrust Problems,” The Deal.com, December 2014
- Note, "Crushing the Press with an Iron Fist: Russia's Suppression of Information as a Violation of Its ICCPR Obligations," Impunity Watch Law Journal, 2009
- Moot Court Honor Society
- Champion and Best Final Round Advocate, Mackenzie Hughes Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Competition
- Excellence Award, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Appellate Advocacy, Constitutional Law, Constitutional-Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Legal Writing
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association; Litigation Section, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee;Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Committee