Clark Hill Announces Addition Of Highly Regarded Litigation Attorney In Pittsburgh Mark A. Eck Joins as Senior Counsel in Litigation Group

Jun 28, 2018

June 28, 2018, Pittsburgh – Clark Hill PLC today announced the addition of Mark A. Eck as Senior Counsel in its Litigation Practice Group. He is well known in Pittsburgh as a trial attorney and practitioner in alternative dispute resolution, focusing on commercial law, product liability and toxic torts.

“We are delighted to welcome Mark to the firm and the Pittsburgh office,” said Jeffrey Conn, member-in-charge of Clark Hill’s Pittsburgh office.  “Our national platform presents a great opportunity for Mark to expand his litigation base.”

Eck was formerly a partner at Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebendeck & Eck, PLLC, which he joined in 1981 shortly after completing his law degree at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jerri A. Ryan, co-chair of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group noted, “A very experienced and highly regarded trial attorney in Allegheny County, Mark will enhance our Pennsylvania litigation team and be a significant asset to our already robust litigation practice and its clients.”

“Clark Hill provides me with an exceptional environment in which to continue the development of my practice,” said Eck. “Its expanding national and international platform opens new doors and provides many new opportunities for delivering innovative services. I have the greatest respect for this firm and its reputation, and look forward to contributing to its future success.”

Eck is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the Northern District of West Virginia, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. His experience includes service on the board of directors of a U.S. subsidiary of a Finnish public company, handling many corporate and business issues on their behalf in this capacity.

Eck was appointed to the mediation and arbitration panel of the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute,  The Council on Litigation Management and The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.

Clark Hill’s litigation practice is comprised of a diverse team of more than 200 attorneys and support professionals dedicated to carrying on the firm’s long tradition of high quality and successful legal representation. Its client base includes public and private corporations, charitable organizations, educational and nonprofit institutions, municipalities, and individual enterprises. 

Founded in 1890, Clark Hill has been significantly expanding since 2013, beginning with the addition of 100 lawyers from Thorp Reed & Armstrong.  In 2017, the firm acquired Los Angeles-based Morris Polich & Purdy LLP and added nearly 100 more lawyers, and in 2018 the firm combined with Texas-based Strasburger & Price, adding 200 additional lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City.

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