Mark P. Henriques | Womble Bond Dickinson
Mark’s practice focuses on complex commercial cases, including the defense of class actions and bet-the-company litigation. As lead counsel, he has won four $5M+ class actions filed in North Carolina federal courts since 2018. He is a leading practitioner in construction, manufacturing, and real estate disputes. Mark has handled claims of fraud, unfair trade practices, on-compete, non-solicit/non-disclosure agreements, and breach of contract, warranty, and fiduciary duty. Mark has served as first chair in many lengthy jury trials and arbitrations. He has won cases before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Mark is also a certified mediator and AAA Arbitrator.
Mark was recently elected to Womble’s Firm Management Committee, after 9 years as an elected State Bar Councilor. With more than 30 years of studying clients, Mark is a master at explaining the most complex or technical factual patterns to mediators, arbitrators, judges, and juries. He understands the nuances and works seamlessly with in-house counsel and regularly discusses the key issues they face on his podcast, In-house Roundhouse.
Mark’s combination of trial and extensive e-discovery experience makes him a frequent choice to serve as local counsel to clients around the world.
Mark is Chair of the Editorial Board and Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force.
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- Obtained TRO, preliminary injunction and jury verdict for Mid-America Apartments, Inc., one of the largest multi-family developers in the country
- Won jury verdict and attorneys’ fees for Zillow, NexTag, and Adchemy after month-long trial as local counsel in one of the largest patent cases ever tried in North Carolina
Michael R. Overly | Foley & Lardner LLP
Michael Overly is a partner in Foley & Lardner’s Information Technology & Outsourcing Group and Privacy, Security and Information Management Groups. He is one of the few practicing lawyers who has satisfied the rigorous requirements necessary to obtain the Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) , Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certifications.
He writes and speaks frequently regarding negotiating and drafting technology transactions and the legal issues of technology in the workplace, e-mail, and electronic evidence. He has written numerous articles and books on these subjects and is a frequent commentator in the national press (e.g., the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, ABCNEWS.com, CNN, and MSNBC) and has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding online issues.