Industry Experience

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Business Transactions
Research & Development

Pfizer Inc.


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Legal Assistant

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Mark is an accomplished and versatile corporate and transactional attorney in the life sciences industry with over 25 years of experience. Mark has extensive experience advising, structuring, drafting and negotiating strategic transactions (research, development and commercialization) at all stages of the product lifecycle, most recently in-house at Pfizer.

Since the founding of Faber, Joe has served as managing principal. Under his leadership the firm has grown to serve over 1000 companies in the life sciences and high technology fields.

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Mark’s deal experience in life sciences includes advising on and negotiating research collaborations, exclusive in-licenses and out-licenses, company and asset acquisitions and divestitures, spin-outs, strategic and venture equity and debt investments, FTO licenses, development funding collaborations, sponsored research agreements, device, diagnostic and biomarker agreements, confidentiality agreements and material transfer agreements. Having advised C-suite executives and senior leadership teams for Pfizer’s R&D organization for over a decade, he has a firm working knowledge of the science behind emerging technologies and product modalities, including RNAi and gene therapy. Mark has also been involved in the formation of new entities and corporate restructuring projects. Mark started his career as a lawyer at a top tier international law firm in New York focusing on M&A, securities law and structured finance.

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Mark frequently presents on transactional issues within the life sciences sector.  Mark’s recent engagements include:

  • Faculty member at BIO, Business Development Fundamentals Course
  • Panelist at Fierce Drug Development Forum, “Highlight the Warning Signs of Failure in Strategic Partnerships”
  • Speaker at BIO Europe, “Post-signing challenges in Transatlantic Licensing and Co-Development Agreements; Legal and Operational Perspectives”

Mark frequently takes on pro bono work. Recent engagements include projects for Lawyer’s Alliance for New York and for Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • ‍NYU School of Law, J.D.
  • ‍Cornell University, B.S.