Meet The New Man in Charge: Mark T. Drooks
Mark T. Drooks
Mark Drooks-Partner at Bird, Marella -Takes the Helm as Bet Tzedek's President
Mark T. Drooks, a partner at the Los Angeles firm of Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg, P.C., became President of the Bet Tzedek Board of Directors for a one-year term beginning March 16.Drooks has been an active member of BT's Board since l996, serving on the Employee Relations Committee and the Long Term Planning Committee for the 31-year-old public interest law firm.
In particular, Mark
has shown extraordinary dedication to Bet Tzedek
through the years and we are grateful to attract someone of his
ability to serve as our Board president."
Described by American Lawyer magazine
as "one of the nation's great specialty litigation firms," Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim
, Drooks & Lincenberg engages solely in the practice of complex civil and white collar criminal litigation.
Since joining the firm in 1982, Mark has handled numerous breach of contract, civil fraud and commercial cases in both the state and federal courts.
has frequently represented lawyers and other professionals in connection with partnership breakups, ethical issues and malpractice claims.
has litigated several consumer protection cases, and has handled numerous civil cases in which there have been parallel criminal proceedings.
has particular expertise in securities matters.
has represented broker-dealers, investment advisers and investors in both individual and class actions.
has represented broker-dealers in various lawsuits and in more than 200 customer dispute arbitrations.
"I am honored to serve as Bet Tzedek's president," said Drooks, "and I am fully committed to finding ways to expand our mission of providing free legal services to the neediest in our society.
With anticipated cuts in health care benefits and an affordable housing crisis here in Los Angeles, the need for Bet Tzedek's
services is greater than ever."
Drooks graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1981.
has authored numerous articles relating to business litigation.