mtemple@reedsmith.com

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Mark is an experienced trial lawyer with a focus on high-stakes business disputes and employment litigation. He has a national practice and also serves as the global practice group leader for Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment practice.

Credentials

  • South Texas College of Law, 1995, J.D., Order of the Lytae; Articles Editor, Corporate Counsel Review
  • Texas A&M University, 1992, B.B.A., Management, magna cum laude

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court - New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Houstonia Magazine as a Houston Top Lawyer, Labor and Employment, 2017  
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading labor and employment lawyers (Texas, 2015–2017)
  • Thomson Reuters, selected as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Texas,” Texas Super Lawyers, 2016 & 2017
  • Thomson Reuters, selected as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Houston,” Texas Super Lawyers, 2016 & 2017
  • Selected for the Texas Super Lawyers list (Employment Litigation), 2013–2017
    • Selected to Rising Stars, 2004–2006, 2008–2009
  • Recognized by Legal 500 – Workplace and Employment Counseling
    • 2017: Mark Temple provides “well-considered advice.”
  • Recognized by Legal 500 – Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions: Defense)
    • 2017: Mark Temple, who divides his time between Houston and Chicago, “can be relied upon consistently.”
  • Recognized by Legal 500 USA for “Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense” for 2016
  • Fellow and Nominating Committee Member, Texas Bar Foundation

Court Work

  • Justice William B Cannon, 14th Court of Appeals of the State of Texas
  • Justice Bob Gammage, Texas Supreme Court

Pro Bono Work/ Outside Work

  • Teacher, Faith-Based Program, Texas Prison System
  • JP/HRO (Haiti relief - in country)
  • Group Coordinator, Houston Food Bank

Notable Quotes

  • 19 May 2016 "“Houston Employment Lawyer: ‘We Might See Some Layoffs’” Houston Business Journal
  • 15 January 2016 “Fair Credit Reporting Act – A Flashpoint for Litigation and Regulatory Action” Corporate Counsel Advisory
  • 15 July 2015 “Attorneys React to DOL Misclassification Guidance” Law360
  • 14 April 2015 “How SEC-KBR Tussle Could Shake Up Secrecy for Houston’s Largest Companies” Houston Business Journal
  • 18 March 2015 “Employers’ March Madness Dos and Don’ts Lineup” Law360
  • 11 March 2015 “Must a Company Reveal Trade Secrets to Prove Trade Secret Theft” Executive Risk Network
  • 9 March 2015 “Trade Secret Suits Can Lead to Spilling Trade Secrets” Corporate Counsel
  • 8 November 2014 “Employers Try to Find a Policy Path for Ebola” Austin-American Statesman
  • 10 April 2014 “Let’s Talk About Pay Equality in the Workplace” Corporate Counsel