Mark McCrone

Mark McCrone

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Mark McCrone is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Mark focuses his practice on government enforcement actions and government contracting. He also has extensive experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation. He represents and advises clients on banking, federal acquisition, and FDA regulations as well as contractual disputes. He has worked with domestic companies and entities from all over the world, including China, India, Japan, Mongolia, Brazil, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Sweden, and Croatia.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representation of former investment banker in government regulatory enforcement action.

  • Representation of international specialized products manufacturer, advising on federal acquisition regulations.

  • Representation of international life sciences company in a potential merger, advising on FDA regulatory compliance.

  • Representation of international telecommunications company in a potential merger, advising on anti-trust issues.

  • Representation of leading industrial maintenance company in ICC arbitration under New York law relating to contractual dispute.

  • Representation of Chinese state-owned entity in ICC arbitration relating to ongoing payment dispute between the parties.

  • Representation of the Mongolian Government in investment dispute arbitration.

  • Representation of international developer in claim against the Philippines for the expropriation without compensation of the principal airport terminal in Manila.

Professional Honors

  • Winner, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Young Members Group (YMG) Essay Competition, 2016 
  • Global Arbitration Review, 2015   

Corporate Responsibility

Mark maintains a robust civil and criminal pro bono practice. He recently led a team of Associates in a landmark case obtaining the release of a man who had spent the last 22 years in prison. His client, who had been incarcerated since the age of 16, was released under D.C.'s Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act of 2016. Mark has also successfully represented numerous refugees seeking asylum in the United States, obtaining either asylum or withholding of removal under the Convention against Torture in each instance.


  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia~United States (2016)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2012)
  • New York~United States (2011)


  • Emory University School of Law (J.D. with Honors) (2010)
  • Emory University (B.A.) (2004)

Co-author, "No Force Majeure Clause? Other Potential Options to Excuse Contractual Performance Under US Law in the Face of COVID-19,", Baker McKenzie Insight, 6 March 2020

Co-author, "US: When Is Force Majeure Really Force Majeure?,", Baker McKenzie Insight, 5 March 2020

Author, "A Return to Consent in Investment Arbitration,", Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, 2017

Author, "The Pitfalls of States Hedging Salini,", Juris Publishing, 2016

Author, "Transglobal Green Energy LLC and Transglobal Green Panama, S.A. v Panama,", Oxford University Press Headnote, 2016