Mark McCormick-Goodhart assists clients in high-stakes commercial disputes and nationwide products liability litigation. Mark has worked with trial consultants, mock juries, and experts in a variety of medical and scientific fields. Mark has substantial experience preparing medical professionals, epidemiologists, statisticians, and toxicologists to testify in cases involving environmental contaminants and heavy metals. His experience includes all aspects of trial preparation, including taking and defending depositions and leading case teams in discovery efforts and record development. He also assists trial teams in drafting motions and other pleadings, particularly motions to exclude expert testimony.
Before joining Jones Day, Mark was a trial defense lawyer in the United States Marine Corps. He defended service members at courts-martial and administrative hearings, including cases where clients faced life-without-parole-prison sentences. Mark litigated 10 jury cases to verdict, including a 24-day trial that gained national media attention and inquiries from Congress.
Mark assists in the Firm's pro bono efforts to protect victims of human trafficking, represents veterans with military discharge upgrades and Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims, and serves as a mentor for the Western District of Pennsylvania's Veterans Court.
- Pennsylvania State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2013; Editor-in-Chief, Penn State Law Review; Woolsack Honor Society); Grinnell College (B.A. in Economics with honors 2010)
- Pennsylvania, U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Wisconsin, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- Captain, United States Marine Corps (2010-2018)
The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for commercial litigation (2021, 2022)
- Law Clerk to Judge Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2018-2019) and to Judge Kim R. Gibson, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2013-2014) and judicial extern to Judge Christopher C. Conner, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (2012-2013)