Mark is Chair of the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group at Tonkon Torp LLP and serves as Government Counsel for Banfield, The Pet Hospital, with offices in Portland and Washington, D.C.  Since 2004, Mark has specialized in animal welfare, veterinary and companion animal policy and lobbying issues for Banfield and other clients.  A long-time political strategist, lawyer and executive, Mark focuses on providing strategic advocacy and counsel for clients with needs at any level of government in the U.S. and Canada.  Mark is also an adjunct faculty member in Lewis & Clark Law School’s Animal Law program.  In addition to his five children, Mark and his wife, Leslie, have a dog and a cat.