Mark Flagel retired from the partnership in March 2014. He primarily handled intellectual property matters focusing on patent infringement cases, and previously co-chaired the firm’s Information Technology: Hardware, Software & Services Industry Group. Mr. Flagel was also the former global Co-Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.
Mr. Flagel was repeatedly recognized in Chambers USA as one of California’s leading intellectual property lawyers and was named one of “75 Leading Litigators” in 2011 by the Daily Journal in its Intellectual Property supplement. In addition, he was regularly cited as a leading intellectual property attorney by the Los Angeles Business Journal, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and other publications.
Mr. Flagel served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he taught intellectual property and technology and often lectured and published on various intellectual property issues. He also served as a member of the Executive and Planning Committees of the USC IP Institute, and served as chair for the Institute in 2013 and 2014.
Mr. Flagel was also involved in various pro bono matters. He served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Kayne-ERAS Center, which is part of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation and serves at-risk children and young adults by providing a school equipped to deal with their special challenges. At the time of his retirment, Mr. Flagel also served on the Board of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation which provides a broad array of services to challenged individuals of all ages, including group homes, vocational training, jobs and numerous other services.