Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Mark joined Elsevier in 1995 as General Counsel, after serving six years in the Group's USA Legal Department. He currently heads up a legal department of fourteen lawyers, based throughout Europe and the United States, and he is responsible for the legal aspects of copyright and public policy issues, publishing ethics concerns, corporate organization and compliance, and acquisitions. Elsevier’s Global Rights team and the new Information Security & Data Protection Office also reports to Mark. For the publishing sector, Mark serves as the chair of the STM association’s (http://www.stm-assoc.org) Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee and is a member of the AAP’s Copyright Committee (http://www.publishers.org/).
Mark is a frequent speaker and panelist on publishing ethics, copyright and public policy issues at publishing and scientific conferences, and has been a major contributor to industry guidelines and documents such as the 2008 statement on journal publishing agreements and agreement addendum (http://www.stm-assoc.org/2008_03_01_Statement_on_Journal_Publishing_Agreements.pdf), the 2007 STM-ALPSP-PSP statement on academic and publishing rights for academic use (http://www.stm-assoc.org/2007_05_01_Author_Publisher_Rights_for_Academic_Uses.pdf), and the 2006 STM-ALPSP statement on best practices with respect to data and journal publishing (http://www.stm-assoc.org/2006_06_01_STM_ALPSP_Data_Statement.pdf).
Prior to joining the Group, Mark held several corporate and law firm positions in litigation support and paralegal management. Mark holds a B.Ph. degree (Literature) from Thomas Jefferson College of Grand Valley State University (Michigan) and received his JD (cum laude) from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars.
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