Mark is a partner and the leader of Innovation Initiatives at Gowling WLG. Mark practises in real estate law and recovery services, with a focus on mortgage remedies and creditors' rights. He has a particular interest in the area of practice automation software tools for lawyers, having automated the Gowling WLG Recovery Services practice and having designed and built a number of additional practice systems in the areas of debt collection, loan placement and civil litigation. He has also led the firm's transformational Practical LPM process improvement and project management program. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine for his role in leading change initiatives at the firm. Mark is a regular presenter on the subject of automation in legal practice, and has participated in numerous technology conferences in Canada and the United States. He was a member of the planning board for, and ultimately chaired, the American Bar Association's Annual Techshow legal technology conference. He is also a Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management and has co-Chaired two of its Futures Conferences.