Mark W. Drasnin has more than thirty years of experience representing businesses, insurance companies, institutions, governmental entities and individuals in complex civil and criminal litigation in federal, state and administrative proceedings. Mark is experienced in all levels of trial and appellate practice in federal and state courts. Mark’s extensive litigation experience has a focus in insurance matters, including insolvency, regulation and coverage. Mark represents Receivers and state insurance comissioners in all stages of insolvency matters, from seizure, through rehabilitation and liquidation. While at Black & Gerngross, Mark has achieved a number of precedent-setting decisions on significant issues of state insolvency law. In addition, Mark has substantial experience representing clients in business litigation and injunctions.
Besides civil matters, Mark is experienced in white collar criminal defense, including trials and representing individuals and institutions before state and federal grand juries. He applies that experience in assisting investigations and prosecutions by federal and state law enforcement agencies in complex regulatory and financial fraud matters, as well as representations of regulators, corporations and other institutions in internal investigations relating to fraud, discrimination, wrongful discharge and regulatory compliance.
Mark is the firm’s eDiscovery Coordinator and coordinates electronic and other discovery for large corporate and institutional clients.
Mark’s practice also includes a substantial amount of non-litigation insurance regulatory matters. He has drafted proposed legislation relating to insurance insolvency, and assisted in numerous presentations to insurance regulators, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and other bodies on issues of insurance insolvency and regulatory matters.
For the past several years, Mark has volunteered in the Philadelphia Mock Trial program as an attorney-advisor to a local high school, and actively participates in the community.
- Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- Admitted pro hac vice to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Delaware Court of Chancery and the New York Supreme Court
- University of Texas, J.D., 1992
- Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1988