Mark H. Alcott
Fifteenth District (2021)
Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, New York
Harvard Law School, J.D. 1965
Mark has spent his professional career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, focusing on litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has extensive experience handling a wide range of major cases throughout the United States and abroad, and has served in more than 100 ADR proceedings as arbitrator, mediator, or counsel. He was named as one of the country’s top 25 litigators in the Best of the Best USA, and is cited for excellence in litigation and arbitration in the other peer review guides.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and has written and lectured world-wide on legal issues.
A newly elected member of the Board of Governors, Mark will serve until August of 2021. His numerous ABA positions have included State Delegate of New York, Nominating Committee (including Steering Committee), United Nations Representative, ABA Day Planning Committee, Conference of State Delegates, and many others. He has served in the House of Delegates for more than a dozen years. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and International Sections.
Mark has also served as President of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA); Chair of the New York and International Committees of the ACTL; and chair or member of many other professional committees.
Mark has been active in civic and philanthropic affairs. He is a member of AJC’s Westchester/Fairfield Executive Committee, UJA-Federation’s Global Jewish Safety Net Committee, the Citizen Union’s State Affairs Committee, and the Counsel’s Council of Lincoln Center. He previously sat on the Greater New York Region Board of the American Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the board of directors of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the world’s leading non-profit organization supporting mental health research. He is the winner of the American ORT Jurisprudence Award “for his lifetime commitment and distinguished service to the legal profession;” of NYSBA’s Haig Award for outstanding public service; of the Lawyer Assistance Committee’s Special Recognition Award for his efforts on behalf of lawyers suffering from alcoholism and depression; of the Hebrew University’s Founders Award for his work on behalf of that institution; and of the Annual Award of the Historical Society of the New York Courts. Mr. Alcott is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.