M Weber
P: (212) 804-4296
F: (212) 344-8066
 

Mark J. Weber

 

Counsel in a wide variety of complex matters, such as:

  • Disputes arising from major private and public construction projects, including delay damages; property damage and personal injury claims arising from collapses and other catastrophes and related design defect, negligent construction, and violations of building codes and industry standards; bid protests; litigation of defense and indemnity obligations; as well as toxic tort, mass tort, class action, and other work site significant injury claims.
  • Asbestos litigation, mold and other “sick building” disputes.
  • Commerical matters, corporate dissolution and related proceedings.
  • Products liability, environmental law, insurance, and reinsurance.

Mr. Weber has briefed and argued many complex motions for his clients. He has also conducted extensive direct and cross-examinations of witnesses at depositions and hearings and been involved in many arbitrations, mediations, trials, and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration and mediation panels.

Mr. Weber has represented major companies in construction, project management, engineering, financial services, insurance and reinsurance. He has also handled commercial litigation involving various contract disputes (including sales, construction, design, commissions, and employment matters), TRO’s, preliminary injunctions, as well as the theft of intellectual property, misappropriation of trade secrets, and bankruptcy.

Mr. Weber has also counseled professional engineers and construction companies regarding permissible business structures for the provision of ‘design-build” services in various jurisdictions.

Mr. Weber has been integrally involved in lobbying federal and state representatives with respect to complex and controversial legislation on behalf of major corporate clients.  He has also advised multi-national entities regarding the wind down and dissolution of domestic operations and related corporate and litigation management strategies.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Weber was with Eastman Kodak Company for nearly a decade, where he held various marketing, training, and management positions in Kodak’s Office Imaging Group.

Publications

  • Co-author, “Two Decisions Under New York Law on “Pro Rata” vs. “Joint and Several” Allocation, MCWG Newsletter, issue 4, Volume 23 – Winter, 2015/16.
  • New Standard for Punitive Damages Awards: Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker.
  • Building Catastrophe Litigation: Considerations for Construction and Design Professionals, Building Owners, Landlord’s, and Tenants-To Whom is a Duty Owed, and From Whom can Recovery be Had?
  • Orbit of Duty-Limitations and Implications in Catastrophic Property Losses.
  • Possible Exit Strategies for the Asbestos Mass Tort Mess.
  • Mold and “Sick Building Syndrome” An Overview-Revisited for Construction, Design Professionals.
  • A Future for Design-Build in New York?
  • Developments in Interpreting Scaffold Act/Labor Law §240.
  • E-Discovery Changes To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure; Obligations and Requirements Concerning Electronically Stored Information.
  • Who Bears The Costs Of Production Of Electronically Stored Information?
  • No Delay Here; New York Governor Quickly Ratifies New Legislation to Ease the Strain on Late-Notifying Insured.
  • Allstate Insurance Company v. American Home Assurance Company, New York’s Appellate Division, First Department Finds There Are Limited to a Reinsurer’s Obligation to Follow the Fortunes of a Cedent’s Post-Settlement Allocation.
  • Recent Developments in Reinsurance Law.

Admissions

New York, 1993
New Jersey, 1993
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
New York State Courts
U.S. District Courts for the District Of New Jersey
New Jersey State Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

Education

B.A., cum laude, Pace University, 1984
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1992
Editor, Fordham Entertainment, Media & Intellectual Property Law Journal