Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Mark Yacano has guided a wide range of law departments on both legal and business strategy. As a law firm leader, a practitioner and a strategic advisor, he has worked with clients to reduce their legal exposure, control their expenses and streamline their operations.
As a Managing Director on our Transform Advisory Services team, Mark frequently advises companies on the adoption of a wide range of technologies including contract management, eBilling, matter management and eDiscovery platforms. In addition to technology selection, he guides clients through the development of workflow and best practices that accompany the adoption of technology.
Mark lives in Richmond, Virginia with Terri, his wife of 25 years. They have two children: Ben is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in economics; Mollie is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in marine sciences. A passionate advocate for mental health and well-being, Mark is the host of our podcast, Erasing the Stigma: Conversations in Mental Health.
Before joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Mark was executive vice president of Hudson Legal, where he was responsible for the strategic and operational management of the company. Under his leadership, Hudson successfully expanded the scope of its core services. Mark was also responsible for leading the company's expansion of its discovery service offerings into the London market.
From 1988-1997, Mark was an associate in the litigation group at Calfee, Halter & Griswold. He represented clients in product liability, insurance coverage, and commercial matters. Mark then joined Wright Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum, where he established one of the first dedicated eDiscovery practices in the country. Mark also served as national discovery counsel to several Fortune 500 companies. Mark was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and chaired its Strategic Planning Committee. In 2008, he led the firm's merger negotiations with an AM Law 200 firm and continued to lead the eDiscovery practice until he left the firm in 2010.
Washington and Lee University School of Law: J.D.
LeMoyne College: B.S., Industrial Relations