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MARK GOLDOWITZ

BOARD FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROJECT

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA ANTI-SLAPP PROJECT

Mark Goldowitz is the Founder and President of the Board of Directors of the Public Participation Project and the Founder and Director of the California Anti-SLAPP Project, where he defends SLAPP targets in California. Mark graduated from Harvard Law School in 1972. After working for Greater Boston Legal Services and Bronx Legal Services, he returned to his native California, where he became the Executive Director of Contra Costa Legal Services Foundation.

In 1991, he founded the California Anti-SLAPP Project, in response to SLAPPs against him and his clients by the owners of mobile home parks and their lawyers. Since that time, in addition to defending SLAPP targets in California, he has worked to pass and strengthen the California anti-SLAPP law and to enact federal anti-SLAPP legislation. 

Nine of the cases that he and his clients prevailed in are published appellate opinions, including the first opinion by the California Supreme Court arising from the anti-SLAPP law. He and his clients have prevailed in anti-SLAPP motions in 23 counties throughout California and in decisions by four of the six district courts of appeal.