Mark Kornfeld is Co-Chair of Quarles & Brady’s Securities Litigation Team and is a seasoned commercial litigator with nearly 25 years of success in securities litigation, regulatory action and complex commercial litigation both domestically and internationally. Mark draws from his years of high-stakes
litigation experience to inform his advice and counsel for clients. He always approaches his clients’ current matters as a trusted adviser who appreciates and understands his clients’ businesses. Mark quickly analyzes the different variables in complex disputes and how they will impact his clients, providing multilayered and practical, strategic advice to those clients across industries. Mark also serves as Chair of the Tampa Office Securities Litigation Team and Chair of the Tampa Office Business Development Committee.
For nearly a decade, Mark was integrally involved in court-appointed representation of Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee Irving H. Picard for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) in efforts to recover assets for the Fund of Customer Property. Mark
worked extensively on litigating complex legal issues and assisting the SIPA Trustee in unraveling the maze of interconnected parties involved in Madoff’s decades-long Ponzi scheme, including serving as the Chair of the
Settlement and Expert committees, as well as leading litigation teams involving billions in settlements and litigations involving international feeder funds, investment managers, and other financial institutions. Mark was only
a handful of attorneys in the world to have interviewed the disgraced financier in prison as part of the Trustee’s investigation into the Ponzi scheme.
In addition, Mark is a skilled and trusted dispute resolution expert, who advises, manages and counsels an array of clients and industries, including, investment bankers, managers, hedge funds, fund of funds, the financial services industry, media companies, start-ups, construction and real estate
developers, Fortune 500 and private equity companies, and executives, officers and directors, prior to and upon the commencement of high-stakes litigation. Mark is routinely sought out by members of the media for comments on high-profile litigation and regulatory enforcement matters
arising from Ponzi schemes, insider trading and other economic frauds.