Mark currently co-chairs the Firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Mark understands the needs of today’s in-house counsel and regularly discusses them on his podcast, In-house Roundhouse Podcast. Mark quickly focuses on key issues and objectives and then works with clients to develop a comprehensive strategy to win the case. Through his organized, engaging presentation, he explains even the most complex or technical factual patterns to mediators, arbitrators, judges or juries. Mark helps his clients solve the “better, faster, cheaper” challenge through innovative approaches to dispute resolution and fee arrangements.
Mark has successfully litigated cases involving construction, real estate, fraud, unfair trade practices, class actions, non-compete, non-solicit and non-disclosure agreements, and breach of contract. Mark has served as first chair in more than nine jury trials, five of which lasted a week or longer. He has successfully argued cases before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Mark is also a trained mediator and AAA Arbitrator.
Having served as a member of the Sedona Conference (WG1-E-Discovery, WG6-International EIectronic Information Management, & WG11-Data Security and Privacy Liability), the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and the firm’s BullDox: Documents & E-Discovery Review Team, Henriques understands the complex legal and cost issues arising in e-discovery, litigation holds and ESI collection, processing, review and production. Mark’s combination of trial and e-discovery experience make him a frequent choice to serve as local counsel to clients around the world.
Presentations and Publications
- Push the Pause Button? Contracts and COVID-19: ABA Business Law Today, April 2020
- Moderator, Elliott Davis’ 2019 Manufacturing and Distribution Symposium, December 2019
- Information Technology Litigation, Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th Ed.) (2017)
- Duty to Preserve Documents Arises before Lawsuit is Filed. National Law Review
- Co-author, Purging the Cloud: Data Destruction in the Age of Cloud Computing (2014)
- Cloud Computing and Jurisdiction, Sedona Conference (2013)
- Co-author, When Projects Fail: A Milestone Model for Allocating Development Costs, North Carolina Bar Association E-Newsletter, The Litigator: The Official Publication of the Litigation Section, Volume 27, Number 1, October 2006
- Fourth Circuit Review Advisory Board, Commercial Law
- Desuetude and Declaratory Judgment: A New Attack on Obsolete Laws, Virginia Law Review, August, 1990
- Best Lawyers Discusses COVID-19 & Business Liability
- COVID-19 and Contracts
- Artificial Intelligence and the Law
- Managing Legal Spend
- Class Action Basics
- Data Breach Response Planning
- Real Estate Litigation From Start to Finish
- Construction Lawsuit Basics
- Protecting Work Product in the Age of Electronic Discovery
- Best Practices to Avoid Being Deposed
- Winning Contract Disputes: Tips for Drafting, Negotiating and Litigating Contracts
- What Civil Court Judges Want you to Know
- Data Management, Records Retention, Destruction Considerations and Legal Holds
- E-Discovery and Document Retention for School Attorneys
- Making your Electronic Evidence Usable in the Courtroom
- Handling Social Media, Email, Video and other Electronically Stored Information
- Lecturer, E-Discovery and the Cloud, UNCC Cloud Computing Symposium
- Teachers and Social Network Sites: The Importance of Implementing an Effective Social Networking Policy
- Social Networking – Permissible Restriction on Employee Speech in Cyberspace
- Discovery and Social Networking Sites
- Managing Costs and Risks in E-Discovery
- Elected Councilor, North Carolina State Bar, served on Ethics Committee, Grievance Committee, Executive Committee, Issues Committee, Unauthorized Practice Committee, Appointments Advisory Committee (2013-present)
- North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section, Education Law Section, Construction Section, Judicial Independence Committee (2009-2019)
- Certified Member, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (2011-2016)
- Member, North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
- DreamOn3 - pro bono counsel (2015-2018)
- Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Board Member (2007-2011), Treasurer (2010-2011)
- Legal Services for the Elderly, President and Chairman of the Board (2003-2007)
- United Way, Older Adult Wellness and Disabilities Council, Chair (2004-2007)
- Charlotte Museum of History, Trustee (2004-2013), (President 2009-2010)
- Mecklenburg County Precinct 212, Chief Judge (2001-present)
- Countryside Montessori School, Board Member (2006-2013)
- North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Council (July 2005-June 2008)
Honors and Awards
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, 2013 – Present
- Super Lawyers: Super Lawyers Honoree, 2019
- Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV rating)
- 2016, 2018, 2019 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Roll
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- Obtained TRO, preliminary injunction and jury verdict for Mid-America Apartments, Inc., one of the largest multi-family developers in the country.
- Won jury verdict and attorneys’ fees for Zillow, NexTag, and Adchemy after month-long trial as local counsel in one of the largest patent cases ever tried in North Carolina.
- Won arbitration award for the world’s largest gelatin manufacturer in a multimilliondollar dispute over construction of manufacturing facility.
- Helped UK company Beardow Adams defend more than 20 lien claims when general contractor of US facility became insolvent and failed to pay subcontractors. In six months, all claims were successfully negotiated and no litigation was filed.
- Represent Pepsico, Inc. in a multimillion-dollar dispute with a canning cooperative concerning shareholder rights.