Foley, Mark F.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
+414 287 1404
+414 238 6520
Mark F. Foley is a Shareholder at von Briesen & Roper, s.c. with more than 25 years experience meeting the complex business and legal needs of clients ranging from individual business owners to industry trade associations and Global 500 companies.
Mark has successfully tried cases before judges and juries in federal and state courts, represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States, and arbitrated matters before AAA and NASD panels. He has directed and conducted the nationwide defense of recurring products litigation, conducted recalls, and negotiated standards with regulatory agencies. Mark has successfully argued appeals to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits.
Mark has established data privacy, security, SOX whistleblower, and data retention policies and procedures for multinationals operating in dozens of countries; negotiated information technology licenses, and acquisition and development agreements; developed effective product warning and litigation avoidance programs; created software applications to manage and report on litigation; and designed and implemented e-discovery processes. Mark authored the eBook “What Every CEO Needs to Know About Data Security”, part of the Digital Thought Leadership Series.
Mark’s practice encompasses four primary areas:
COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS LITIGATION
Mark has particular expertise in matters related to electronic discovery and computer forensics, having both litigated and consulted for major corporations on how to prepare for and meet e-discovery challenges and directed forensic investigations of computer systems.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY
FINANCIAL AND BANKRUPTCY
Mark has also served as national products defense counsel for a manufacturer of compressed gas cylinders and gasoline cans. He has handled or supervised hundreds of cases involving injuries, property damage, or deaths associated with fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide exposure.
As an adjunct to products litigation, Mark counsels individual business clients and trade associations on products liability prevention, the development of effective and defensible warnings and instructions, recalls, warranty limitations and defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission reporting obligations, standards development, and related matters.
Mark is a member of various bar associations related to his practice areas, has been listed in one or more categories in Best Lawyers in America® continuously since 1995, has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer®, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.
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