Mark LeHocky


Mark LeHocky is a former complex litigation attorney, public company general counsel (Ross Stores, Inc., Nestle / Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc.) and corporate executive who today works in the areas of litigation management, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the behavioral sciences as they impact decision-making. In addition to advising law firms and corporations on these topics, he writes extensively on optimizing the client-counsel relationship and organization dynamics in the context of disputes, crisis events and major transactions. 

Mark also serves as a mediator, arbitrator and special master. His ADR work has earned him repeated annual recognition as a Best Lawyer in America for Mediation.

Mark’s class at Berkeley Law, Being General Counsel—co-taught with Seth Jaffe—is an exploration of the role and responsibilities of general counsel (GC), optimizing their working relationship with internal and external constituents, and pathways to a GC career. Mark also teaches at UC Berkeley’s Haas Graduate School of Business on the intersection of law and business decision-making.

Read more about Mark on his website


J.D., UC Berkeley