(213) 630-5001

mbaute@bautelaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:


Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Banking & Finance Law
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Contracts
Employment Law -- Employee
Employment Law -- Employer
Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law
Intellectual Property Law
Labor Law
Litigation & Appeals
Patents
Real Estate Law
Trademarks


BAR ADMISSIONS:


California, 1986


EDUCATION:


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Honors: Olin Fellow in Law and Economics Academic Scholarship
Honors: Co-President, Class of 1986

B.A., University of Washington


Mark D. Baute

Mark Baute graduated from UCLA Law School in 1986, and from the University of Washington in 1983. While at UCLA Law School, he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and was co-President of the graduating class of 1986. As an undergraduate at Washington, he was a “walk on” member of the Husky basketball team. In 1998, he was named as one of the top twenty lawyers under forty years of age in California, in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s annual “20 under 40” article. In 2014, he was honored as one of the top 100 power lawyers in the nation by The Hollywood Reporter. During 32 years in practice in urban courtrooms across the country, Mr. Baute has tried over 60 commercial cases to verdict, most of which were jury trials. Mr. Baute began working as a trial lawyer at Jones Day in downtown Los Angeles in 1986, in the area of general commercial litigation. In 1990, Mr. Baute left Jones Day to become a junior partner at Blecher & Collins LLP, a firm which specialized in high stakes commercial litigation on the plaintiff’s side, with an emphasis on intellectual property, antitrust and general commercial litigation. In 1995, Mr. Baute opened his own boutique litigation and trial firm in downtown Los Angeles: Baute Crochetiere & Hartley LLP. The firm does not pay for publicity or advertising. Clients benefit most from discretion, stealthand privacy.

Mr. Baute represents large publicly traded companies, closely held private companies, high net worth entrepreneurs, well known celebrities and professional athletes, on both sides of the aisle (plaintiffs and defendants). Recent trials have involved the areas of idea theft, breach of contract, intellectual property (copyright and trademark), antitrust, racketeering, unfair competition, labor and employment, real estate, sexual assault, breach of fiduciary duty, direct and derivative stockholder claims, officer/director liability, as well as excessive force, garden variety negligence and professional liability cases. These cases have been tried in state and federal courts throughout the country, including appeals to the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the California Court of Appeal. Mr. Baute believes that much of the time and money traditionally spent in commercial litigation is of questionable value, because even large cases generally involve only four or five important witnesses and a handful of key exhibits which drive the outcome. This mindset and 32 years of experience have resulted in an approach to litigation that focuses on protecting a client’s business, brand, image and revenue streams while a case is pending, and managing any given case to a cost effective close position, whether through a favorable jury verdict, a dispositive motion, or an intelligent settlement. Settlement positions and potentially dispositive summary judgment motions can be envisioned at the outset, with an early game plan that can be changed as needed.If a favorable early disposition is not available, then a trial will likely resolve the matter in our client’s favor.

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(213) 630-5001

mbaute@bautelaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:


Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Banking & Finance Law
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Contracts
Employment Law -- Employee
Employment Law -- Employer
Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law
Intellectual Property Law
Labor Law
Litigation & Appeals
Patents
Real Estate Law
Trademarks


BAR ADMISSIONS:


California, 1986


EDUCATION:


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Honors: Olin Fellow in Law and Economics Academic Scholarship
Honors: Co-President, Class of 1986

B.A., University of Washington