Haynes and Boone Partner Mark Erickson began his tenure as PLC's Board President at the beginning of the year. He has been solving business disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation for more than 35 years. He honed his trial skills with a diverse practice that began with the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mark then joined Latham and Watkins and was later one of the founding partners of Dubia, Erickson & Tenerelli. He is a past president of the Orange County chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and president-elect for the Orange County Bar Foundation. Mark also led a Haynes and Boone impact litigation team in a housing discrimination case on behalf of PLC clients that resulted in meaningful affordable housing for Orange County residents. The Orange County/Long Beach region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) honored  Ma rk last night with the 2019 Marcus M. Kaufman Jurisprudence Award for his many contributions to the legal profession and the Orange County community.

Mark is joined by Vice President Deborah Mallgrave of Snell & Wilmer and Secretary/Treasurer Brian B. Farrell of Banc of California. Together, they lead a 37-member volunteer Board of Directors that includes four new members: