Mark is a partner at FisherBroyles, LLP. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in the United States and abroad. Mark is recoginzed worldwide as a leading practitioner in the development of automated trade secret asset management blockchain systems. Mark is co-author of Trade Secret Asset Management 2018: A Guide to Information Asset Management including RICO and Blockchain. Mark has taught Advanced Trade Secrets Law in the LLM program UIC John Marshall Law School for the past 26 years. He is the lead author of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Handbook 3rd Edition just published by Wolters Kluwer. Mark is a Past President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) and the General Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Handbook 2021 published by the Illinois Continuing Legal Education Institute (IICLE). Chambers USA ranks Mark as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law; Managing Intellectual Property recognizes Mark as an “IP Star.” Legal 500 has inducted Mark Halligan in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Trade Secret Litigation. Martindale Hubbard has awarded R. Mark Halligan with a Judicial AV Preeminent Rating which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Mark is the Best Lawyers—Lawyer of the Year—for Trade Secrets Law Chicago (2021).