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Mark is Counsel in the New York office of Reed Smith and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Group.

Mark’s practice is focused on helping companies in New York and around the world manage their workplace needs. To that end, Mark counsels clients on a variety of day-to-day and also big-picture workplace issues. These issues include policy development and compliance; risk assessment and litigation avoidance; compliance with anti-discrimination/harassment and other equal employment opportunity laws; wage and hour compliance; conducting and overseeing internal investigations of sexual harassment and other allegations; hiring, discipline, discharge, reduction-in-force, and restructuring decisions; enforcement of non-competes and other restrictive covenants; drafting employment, independent contractor, separation, and other workplace-related agreements; government audits and investigations; and a wide variety of other employment issues. In addition, Mark frequently provides workplace training to managers and human resource professionals, and has drafted employee handbooks and individual workplace policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local law.


  • Fordham University School of Law, 2010, J.D., cum laude
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2007, B.A., summa cum laude

  • New Jersey
  • New York

  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit

  • New York State Bar Association- Labor and Employment section (Wage Hour and New Lawyers Committees)

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers: New York Metro area "Rising Star," Employment & Labor (2015-2018)

Notable Quotes

  • “FLSA Violations You Must Avoid,”, 17 October 2016
  • “NYC grocery store law seen as part of anti-employer trend,”, 17 March 2016
  • "Explaining the Unpaid Internship Enigma,” Human Resource Executive Online, 8 July 2015
  • "Labor Dept. Issues Updated FMLA Forms," Corporate Counsel, 9 June 2015
  • "The Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law" (2015 ed.), Dana Shilling, 20 October 2014 (sec. 1, p. 35)
  • "Employee Classification of Company Bloggers," Corporate Counsel, 15 April 2015
  • "Proposal For Helping Criminals Rejoin Society Could Trip up NYC Employers," New York Business Journal, 22 August 2014
  • “'Ban the Box' Bill Worries Businesses,” Crain’s New York Business, 20 August 2014
  • "Labor Protections For Young Models Make Runway Debut,” Law360, 7 February 2014