Mark Flagel retired from Partnership on March 31, 2014. He specialized in 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 has served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he has taught intellectual property and technology and has 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 has also been 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. Mr. Flagel also serves 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.