Mark also holds a position with the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) where, since his appointment in 2018, he has served as its inaugural “LIFTED Catalyst-in-Residence” to advance innovation in legal delivery and education in Singapore and the region.

Mark has been a regular contributor to Forbes for five years, writing on the global legal marketplace. He has also written frequently for Bloomberg Law, The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, Legal Business World, and The Canadian Bar Journal. He has authored three eBooks and serves as an inaugural member of the ALM Intelligence Fellows Program. His work was recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the fifty leading legal blogs in the world.

Mr. Cohen is a frequent keynote speaker and has lectured widely around the world. Mark has recently co-launched “The Uncertain Decade,” a series of live, online events with Richard Susskind where they discuss key issues affecting the global legal industry. The first event drew 2,200 subscribers from 67 countries. 

Mark has held a number of academic appointments that include: Distinguished Fellow at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; Distinguished Lecturer at Georgetown Law; and guest lecturer at Oxford Law and Business Schools, Harvard Law School, University College London Faculty of Laws, Bucerius (Germany), IE (Spain), the College of Law (Australia) and other leading global institutions.

Mark’s current activities have been influenced by the first thirty years of his professional career spent as a “bet the company” civil trial lawyer. He was a decorated Assistant United States Attorney, Big Law partner, national boutique founder and managing partner, outside General Counsel, and federally-appointed Receiver of an international aviation parts company. Upon leaving the practice of law,

Mark focused on creating new, tech-enabled models of delivering legal services. He co-founded Clearspire, an internationally-known,  revolutionary “two-company” model law firm and tech-enabled legal services company. That experience is the foundation for his current activities.