Mark R. Cheskin | Miami | Hogan Lovells

Mark R. Cheskin

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Cheskin Mark

Mark R. Cheskin
Cheskin Mark
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"Mark is an excellent lawyer."

Chambers USA

When clients need a litigator with trial and arbitration experience, they look to Mark Cheskin. In his 30 plus years of practice, Mark has successfully taken dozens of significant complex disputes to final arbitral award, jury verdict, and final judgment.  He also has extensive class action experience having worked on more than 40 class action cases in his career.  

From handling cross-border and domestic business disputes to defending class actions,  Mark has represented clients from virtually every sector, including construction, energy, financial services, consumer, health care,  technology, travel, and education. Mark has represented clients around the U.S. internationally, with a deep understanding of both court practice and international arbitration.  

Mark received the Daily Business Review's designation as South Florida's Most Effective Lawyer in the pro bono category and is consistently ranked as a top lawyer in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers of America, and other publications.

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"Market commentators note that Mark Cheskin 'is the ultimate in being practical and reasonable — he thinks through the game to the very end before it has even started.'"


Representative experience

Represented to final judgment one of the world's largest engineering and construction companies over the construction of a US$205m power plant.

Represented one of the largest satellite manufacturers in the world in a ‎€290m ICC arbitration against a Florida-based manufacturer.

Obtained successful jury verdicts in two separate, month-long class action jury trials within a six month period for back pay.

Obtained a US$2.5m jury verdict on behalf of a pro bono client in a case against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Obtained settlement in excess of US$1m in a case against a credit counseling business for failure to pay marketing fees.

Obtained successful jury verdict in federal court for a major NASA contractor in sexual harassment and retaliation case.

Obtained permanent injunction against former salesperson of an international travel agency for theft of trade secrets.

Successfully defended national financial institution in arbitration over tortious interference claims.

Obtained summary judgment on 17 count complaint by four plaintiffs against one of the country's largest healthcare companies.

Won a favorable ruling in a four week trial over the construction of a US$206 million power plant on behalf of one of the world’s largest engineering and construction company. 

Participated in a two-week international arbitration on behalf of one of the largest satellite manufacturers in the world, resulting in a €36 million award in favor of his client.


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1987
  • B.A., University of Miami, with honors, 1984
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


Labor & Employment (Florida)

Chambers USA

Business Litigation

Florida Super Lawyers