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Phone: (310) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Los Angeles , California , United States
Bird Marella
LOS ANGELES , California 90067
United States

Company Description: We are committed to serving the community through pro bono representation of clients in impact litigation. We handle significant civil and criminal pro bono cases...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • J.D. , magna cum laude
    Harvard Law School
  • B.A. , cum laude
    Cornell University , College of Arts & Sciences
23 Total References
Web References
Our Board | Bet Tzedek, 11 Oct 2015 [cached]
Mark T. Drooks Bird Marella
Bet Tzedek News, 21 July 2011 [cached]
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. He has frequently represented lawyers and other professionals in connection with partnership breakups, ethical issues and malpractice claims. He has litigated several consumer protection cases, and has handled numerous civil cases in which there have been parallel criminal proceedings.
Mark has particular expertise in securities matters. He has represented broker-dealers, investment advisers and investors in both individual and class actions. He 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. He has authored numerous articles relating to business litigation.
Board of Directors, 21 July 2011 [cached]
Mark T. Drooks Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg
Mark Drooks | Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C., 25 Mar 2006 [cached]
Mark T. Drooks
Mark Drooks
Ten Bird Marella Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Bird Marella principals Terry Bird, Joel Boxer, Paul Chan, Mark Drooks, Gary Lincenberg, Vincent Marella, Jeremy Matz, Bonita Moore, Ronald Nessim, and Dorothy Wolpert have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Bird Marella attorneys Joel Boxer, Mark Drooks, and Douglas Fretty successfully moved a federal district court to dismiss the complaint filed against an international law firm in a putative class action.
Bird Marella Principal Mark T. Drooks was quoted in the article, "Pizza Chain Looks to Pop Soda Deal With Pepsi," published in the Los Angeles Business Journal.
"Judicial Discretion Advised: A Critique of California's Per Se Disqualification Rule in Concurrent Representation Cases", by Mark T. Drooks and Jessica S. Chen (2013).
Joel E. Boxer, Mark T. Drooks and Nicole R. Van Dyk obtained dismissal of a federal action seeking contribution from an international law firm under Section 18(b) of the Securities Act of 1934.
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