Mark is a senior associate in the New York office of Reed Smith and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment.
Mark’s practice is focused on defending employers in a wide range of employment litigation matters. He has experience in both federal and state court, as well as before a multitude of government agencies, and has defended both single-plaintiff and class action claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, leaves of absence, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other torts and contract disputes arising out of the employment relationship. Mark has also represented clients in litigation involving covenants not to compete. Mark works with clients at every step of the litigation process to determine which cases should be litigated, which should be resolved in an alternative forum, and which can and should be settled.
Mark also counsels clients on a variety of workplace issues, including policy development and compliance, risk assessment and litigation avoidance, wage and hour compliance, conducting and overseeing internal investigations, hiring, discipline, and discharge decisions, enforcement of covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants, drafting employment and separation agreements, government audits and investigations, and a wide variety of other employment issues. In addition, Mark has provided workplace training to managers and Human Resources professionals and has drafted employee handbooks and individual workplace policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local law.
Mark also advises clients on all aspects of employment-related issues in corporate transactions.
During law school, Mark served as a legislative aide to New York State Assemblyman Jonathan Bing.