Mr. Morril's experience at ViacomCBS and Simon & Schuster is described in the "Legal Experience" tab. His alternative dispute resolution training and his speaking engagements on arbitration, mediation and case management appear in the other tabs on this site. This tab describes Mr. Morril's education, earlier work experience and professional activities.
Mark Morril is a graduate of Columbia Law School where he was an Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a James Kent Scholar (highest honors.) He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He received a BA, magna cum laude, from Tufts University.
From 1977-1989 Mr. Morril worked as a general commercial litigator in private practice at several firms in New York City, initially as an associate at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (1977-80) and later as a partner at Greenbaum Wolff & Ernst, Hale Russell & Gray and Kay Collyer & Boose. He earlier worked in public policy at the Legal Action Center of the City of New York.
Mr. Morril served as a Vice President of the New York City Bar, Chair of its Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession and Chair of its Council on the Profession. From 2011-12, Mr. Morril was Chair of the City Bar Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Sections of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association and a member of the Federal Bar Council.
Mr. Morril managed Viacom's outside counsel relationships, including all law firm conflict waiver requests, over a twelve year period. He taught Professional Responsibility as an adjunct at Columbia Law School for several years and also served as Chair of the New York City Bar Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics.