Mark T. Baker
Mark Baker joined the firm after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. During his time as a federal prosecutor, he had primary responsibility for prosecuting all criminal civil rights cases in New Mexico and was lead trial counsel in jury trials involving a range of violent felonies. Mark has served as Chair of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the District of New Mexico since 2010. He also has taught Evidence & Trial Practice and Advanced Evidence & Trial Practice as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mark spent eight years in civil practice, first as an associate with Morrison & Foerster LLP, in Denver, Colorado, and later as an associate and then partner with Long, Pound & Komer, P.A. in his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work during this time period included securities litigation, antitrust, business disputes, civil rights, university faculty disputes and other employment law matters. He has argued and briefed criminal and civil cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the New Mexico Supreme Court, and the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Mark began his career as a law clerk to United States District Judge Bruce D. Black. A 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and published a note in that journal in the field of federal Indian law.
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