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Mark is an associate in Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Group. Mark’s practice focuses on defending privately and publicly held for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations in employment and commercial disputes in state and federal courts, and administrative proceedings. Mark also works closely with in-house counsel and company management regarding day-to-day compliance and best practices.


  • University of Pittsburgh, 2012, J.D.
  • State University of New York, 2009, B.S., Business Administration

  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Maryland

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (2012-2015)
  • Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (2014-2015)

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list for Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021
  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as Legal Elite in the Young Lawyer category, 2020