Mr. Vickers represent clients in intellectual property matters and litigation throughout State and Federal courts across the U.S. He has represented global companies as general counsel, and provided the same level of expertise to small businesses and individuals. Before law school, Mr. Vickers worked as an engineer for a large multi-national energy company.
Mr. Vickers’ practice focuses on multiple areas of intellectual property, including patent and trademark applications, related USPTO proceedings, enforcement of intellectual property rights, litigation and consultation. His background as an engineer provides unique insight into the often complicated and highly technical issues in intellectual property matters.
Mr. Vickers also handles a variety of construction and general litigation matters. Mr. Vickers was named a “Rising Star” by the SuperLawyers rating list in 2012 and 2014 through 2017, an honor earned by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state.
Mr. Vickers holds an engineering degree from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School. He served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and as a judicial extern to the Honorable T. Michael Putnam in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and to the Honorable Pascal F. Calogero, Former Chief Justice of the Louisiana State Supreme Court.
Represented global corporations on trademark matters and in patent litigation.
Represented big and small companies in mechanical, electrical, and software-related inventions.
Represented restaurant groups, startups, and small business in trademark and patent matters.
J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2006
B.S., Auburn University, 2000
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Louisiana Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans
GNO Elite Chapter of BNI International
5408 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Areas of focus
Emerging & Mature Companies / General Corporate
Private Equity & Hedge Funds
Tax Credits Transactions
Mark is the founder of the firm. Mark has experience representing public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, equity and debt securities offerings, venture capital transactions, and corporate governance matters. Mark is also an experienced litigator and has represented individuals in personal injury actions (including workers’ compensation), consumer protection claims and large businesses in multi-national litigation.
Mark is an active member of the Louisiana Economic Development Department’s Working Group on Capital Availability and the founder of the Louisiana Venture and Angel Capital Report, the only statistical analysis of venture and angel capital in the state of Louisiana. Mark is a mentor of the Law Without Walls (http://www.lawwithoutwalls.org/), a member of the Advisory Board of the LSBA’s Justice Entrepreneur’s Program, mentor for the Transactional Boot Camp program at Tulane Law School, and a 2014 Super Lawyer in the field of Corporate/Securities Law.
Following law school, Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mark has worked at one of the nation’s premier securities and corporate law firms in Silicon Valley prior to starting his own firm.