Mark J. McLoughlin


Mark J. McLoughlin is an associate attorney in the firm's Chicago office. He specializes in Entertainment and Media Law and has experience with a variety of industry-specific contracts, such as recording agreements, producer agreements, and music management agreements. He has also assisted art collectives, large corporations, and individuals in commercial litigation and business disputes.

Mark is licensed as an attorney in both California and Illinois. His previous experiences include representing large insurance entities and a high-profile athlete in a matter concerning allegations of defamation and extortion, as well as Fortune 500 companies in a variety of intellectual property matters. Mark previously interned at CBS Television Distribution, where he analyzed litigation risks of the global exploitation of intellectual property in new-media/on-demand formats and worked alongside attorneys and producers on the set of shows such as Judge Judy and Inside Access. This exposure to entertainment contracts and transactions early in Mark's legal career has greatly assisted his development as an attorney in the industry.

Mark's interest in music and entertainment reaches beyond his role as a lawyer. While in law school, Mark sang with an Acapella group, the Michigan Law Headnotes, and in the rock band "TJ Hooper & the Learned Hands." Mark also performed as Northwestern University's mascot, "Willie the Wildcat," throughout his undergraduate years.


General Trial Practice
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Entertainment and Media Law
Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactional Services


  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2024


  • Panelist, "Houston, We Have a Problem," LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, April 2023


February 09, 2024
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attends the 66th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attended the 66th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on February 4.

December 01, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Sponsors Lawyers for the Creative Arts' 51st Annual Benefit Luncheon
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP was proud to sponsor Lawyers for the Creative Arts' 51st Annual Benefit Luncheon at Palmer House in Chicago.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, St. Louis, Madison County, August 17, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Lists
Fifty-five Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ lists.

May 30, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Sponsors Lawyers for the Creative Arts' Shindy 2023 Fundraiser
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to co-sponsor Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA)'s fundraiser, "Shindy 2023," on June 8 in Chicago, Illinois.

May 04, 2023
Alasauskas, Kliebhan & McLoughlin Elected to the Lawyers for the Creative Arts Associate Board Executive Committee
Associates Amanda J. Alasauskas, Thomas J. Kliebhan and Mark J. McLoughlin were elected to the 2023-25 Lawyers for the Creative Arts' (LCA) Associate Board Executive Committee.

Chicago, March 28, 2023
McLoughlin to Speak at LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival
Associate Mark J. McLoughlin will speak at the 14th Annual LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival on April 14-17 in Lancaster, PA.

March 06, 2023
McLoughlin Authors Article on Right of Publicity and Copyright for Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP associate Mark J. McLoughlin recently authored an article entitled "You Wouldn't Get This From Any Other Guy" for Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Chicago, August 10, 2021
Five Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
They will all practice in the firm's Chicago office.

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