Mark McCarty focuses his practice on complex commercial and antitrust litigation in the telecommunications, technology, and health care sectors. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in important, worldwide strategic litigation—including litigation that involves the intersection between intellectual property law and competition law. In the telecommunications industry, he has represented wireless and wireline carriers, cable system operators and telecom equipment manufacturers in a wide range of matters, including putative nationwide class actions, government investigations, interconnection and regulatory disputes, patent licensing and infringement litigation and international arbitration. He has also represented telecommunications clients in legislative or public policy matters before federal, state and local government officials. Mark’s practice also includes cases that involve complicated financial, accounting or damages issues, including large-scale billing and health care reimbursement disputes.
Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Mark served as the vice president – general counsel for Georgia Public Web, Inc., a non-profit, facilities-based provider of broadband services to suburban and rural communities for purposes of education and economic development. Mark also served as the director of corporate accounting for AIG Aviation, Inc., a division of American International Group that is a leading insurer of worldwide commercial aviation risks.
- Trial counsel for a national wireless provider in a complicated bankruptcy court proceeding that involved forensic accounting analysis of the debtor’s financial operations.
- Counsel to Nokia Corp. in strategic litigation against Qualcomm, Apple and other companies in the wireless telecommunications industry.
- Counsel to one of the nation’s largest incumbent local exchange carriers in litigation involving the National Security Agency’s purported domestic surveillance program, as well as other federal court litigation involving complicated access charge, interconnection and regulatory claims.
- Counsel to a national provider of dialysis services in cases involving complicated reimbursement disputes over dialysis claims.
- Counsel to a national wireless provider in investigations by the FCC and state attorneys general into privacy and data security issues.