Mark Premo-Hopkins is a litigation associate with the firm.
Mark focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in mass tort proceedings, and handling complex civil litigation matters. Mark has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of litigation leading up to and including trial, as well as handling post-trial and appellate work for his clients.
Matters that are representative of Mark’s practice include:
- Represents hundreds of plaintiffs in multiple mass tort litigations against pharmaceutical manufacturers including: In re Zoloft Products Liability Litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; In re Topamax Litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; and numerous other cases around the country involving drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, and Lexapro.
- When a group of automobile dealerships faced a purported class action claiming that new cars were equipped in violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, it hired Reilly Pozner to defend its interests. After winning landmark reversals at the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of the trial court’s initial approval of class treatment, the firm defeated Plaintiffs’ second attempt at class certification in the trial court.
- Work with trial team representing the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Associations in a multi-state effort to recover some $660 million in losses from the family-owned conglomerate that allegedly perpetrated a variety of frauds to steal money in connection with the sale and insuring of prepaid funeral contracts. Representation includes pursuit of claims against accounting firm that conducted audits of conglomerate.
- Nine retired Denver Broncos players filed workers’ compensation claims in California for injuries they incurred during their football careers with the team. The team’s insurer denied coverage and filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver. The lawsuit names the players as well as the Broncos organization as defendants. Reilly Pozner is litigation counsel for the Denver Broncos Football Club and its ownership.
- Represented hedge fund during preliminary injunction and arbitration proceedings against former employees for breach of employment agreements and theft of trade secrets. Successfully obtained injunctive relief as well as millions of dollars in monetary sanctions for intentional spoliation of evidence.
- Represented national pharmaceutical manufacturer in consolidated mass tort proceedings involving hundreds of cases related to blood thinning drug, heparin. Representation included only exemplar case tried to verdict.
- Represented large accounting firm at trial involving allegations that accounting firm was negligent for failing to discover fraud carried out by plaintiff’s former CFO. Jury returned a complete defense verdict, including on client’s counterclaims for fees and costs.
- Represented chemical manufacturer in case regarding alleged groundwater contamination. After a five-week trial in Louisiana state court, the court rejected plaintiffs’ requests for additional remediation as unnecessary.
Prior to joining Reilly Pozner, Mark practiced in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, where he gained substantial trial experience representing a diverse group of clients in large civil matters. Before entering private practice, Mark served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.