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150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1120
Raleigh, NC 27601

LL.M. in Information Technology and Privacy Law, John Marshall Law School, 2001

J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2001

B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1992


Mark Ishman is Of Counsel with the GRSM’s Raleigh, North Carolina office.  He is a member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Security, Advertising & E-Commerce, Intellectual Property, Professional Liability, Business Transactions and Artificial Intelligence practice groups.  Mark has a master’s degree in law (LL.M.) in Information Technology & Privacy Law and has substantial experience in dealing with Internet-related transactions and litigation matters.

Mark’s practice focuses on protecting his clients’ assets, whether they are tangible or intangible items, located on the Internet or elsewhere, or consist of valuable items collectively apart of their financial net worth.  Mark routinely handles matters in the areas of data security breaches, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Stored Communications Act (SCA), privacy, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement actions, online defamation, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, Fake Reviews, Search Engine Manipulation, Domain Name Transactions and Disputes, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) complaints and answers, copyright and trademark infringement, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), unfair and deceptive competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, statutory governance, compliance and violation, software and intellectual property licensing, affiliate marketing agreements, Social Media and Internet transactions.

In addition to being published in a number of legal journals and periodicals, Mark is a frequent speaker on cutting edge Internet and Data Security issues and has served as in-house counsel for a domain name registrar and hosting company.


  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Western & Eastern District of North Carolina


  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • InfraGard
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Internet Law Leadership Summit
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Mark is active in his community in educating teenagers of the legal dangers that exist when using the Internet, as well as sponsoring football tournaments at a local orphanage.