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May 1, 2024

Mark Lehocky, Esq.

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ADR Services, Inc.

Mark LeHocky’s unique approach to ADR is built upon decades working as a litigator, a public company general counsel, a client, and 25 years mediating complex matters. As Mark’s track record and awards reflect, multiple backgrounds make a difference.

Prior to establishing his nationwide complex dispute practice at ADR Services, Inc., Mark served as a senior executive and general counsel to both Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. and Ross Stores, Inc., managing all things legal. During those years, Mark also worked as part of the senior legal team of Switzerland-based Nestlé, S.A., and trained its worldwide legal team on dispute management and resolution best practices.

Prior to his general counsel days, Mark spent 20 years litigating intellectual property, antitrust, commercial, consumer and employment class actions and other complex disputes for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Today, his ADR practice includes all these areas as well as mass torts and other crisis events.

Mark has been repeatedly named a Best Lawyer in America for Mediation and was voted Mediation Attorney of the Year for the San Francisco area for both 2024 and 2022.

Mark also teaches at UC Berkeley’s School of Law on the intersection of law, risk management and decision-making. His class, Being General Counsel, was one of the highest-rated electives. Mark’s new course, Managing Difficult Legal Conversations, is predicated upon his decades working as a neutral, a general counsel and complex litigator.

Mark received his JD from Berkeley Law and his BA from UCLA when, as his daughters remind him, it was much easier to get admitted. When not teaching, mediating or arbitrating, Mark spends his time playing tennis, planning bike trips, and coping with the family pets. One of them, Gunnar, is also Mark’s mediation partner, at least when Zoom sessions are in play. (415) 772-0900


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