Mar 08, 2019
Chuhak & Tecson welcomes litigation principal Mark Altschul
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Mark Altschul has joined the firm as a principal in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Altschul brings to Chuhak & Tecson an impressive record of achievement in high-stakes, complex civil litigation. Since 2016, Altschul had been a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Before that he was an associate and later a partner in the litigation practice at McDermott Will & Emery.
“I was thrilled at the opportunity to join Chuhak & Tecson because it offers a great platform to provide excellent service to, and obtain excellent results for, sophisticated clients,” said Altschul. “Because the firm is essentially full-service, it affords opportunities not only to work with existing litigation clients but to attract new business as well. This is a terrific proposition.”
Steve Wood, the principal who leads the firm’s Litigation practice group said Altschul is a valued addition to a growing and formidable team.
“Mark is an accomplished courtroom advocate,” Wood said. “His addition gives our firm greater depth in complex litigation, offering our business clients more resources for their dispute resolution needs while advancing our reputation as a top tier litigation practice.”
Altschul’s commercial litigation practice involves breach of contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, state and local tax controversy issues and trade secret disputes. He has litigated matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States in addition to handling matters before the American Arbitration Association. Clients frequently rely on his strategic judgment and role as a trusted advisor on business matters to resolve disputes outside of a courtroom.
“Each client is unique and collaborating with clients requires an emphasis on understanding the client’s business,” said Altschul. “This ensures that when a client has an active or anticipated dispute, I am able to team with the client to lead the litigation and implement a strategy to achieve an outcome that meets the client’s legal and business objectives.”
Altschul recently served on the Planning Committee for the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s 2018 annual meeting and is a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, Illinois. Prior to becoming a courtroom advocate, he served as a term law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Norman C. Roettger and United States Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Altschul has represented clients pro bono on a variety of matters, including a case involving a contested guardianship proceeding of a minor and another concerning inadequate medical care of an incarcerated individual.