Mark N. Diller graduated from Columbia College in 1980, and cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in 1985, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review.
Mr. Diller’s practice began as a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and then grew to include intellectual property and acquisition matters in addition to litigation at Gold, Farrell & Marks. Mr. Diller served as Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel at Young & Rubicam, Inc., between 1996 and 2000, specializing in pre-publication review, licensing, litigation, technology, risk management and overseas affiliations. Since that time, Mr. Diller’s practice has included resolving disputes through litigation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution; negotiating and concluding licensing, affiliation, and new business agreements; pre-publication review of manuscripts and other creative content; and counseling clients on intellectual property and related issues. He also develops and executes estate plans for the firm’s clients.
Mr. Diller is chair emeritus of Community Board 7 (Manhattan), through which he advocates, among other things, for responsible, sustainable development on the Upper West Side and throughout New York City and for equitable education policies meeting the needs of public-school children, parents and teachers. Mr. Diller also serves on the boards of several nonprofits and advocacy groups serving the Upper West Side and the larger community.