Mark serves as Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.
Mark provides focused, practical advice about the many aspects of the relationship between employer and employee, with an eye toward risk management and claims avoidance in this increasingly complex area. He also drafts agreements, policies, and protocols concerning hiring, trade secret, termination and separation, wage and hour, family and medical leave, employment discrimination, noncompetition, and other compliance issues. He frequently works with executives, negotiating and drafting agreements and compensation arrangements, both at the initial and terminal points of employment.
Mark serves as outside general counsel to a number of privately owned and family businesses in a variety of industries. Working with business owners and managers, he often plays a key role in business formation, corporate governance, financing, succession planning, acquisitions and divestitures.
Mark’s litigation experience includes the defense and prosecution of employment, discrimination, wage and hour, noncompetition and trade secret, shareholder and business disputes, complex product liability, aviation, commercial, real estate, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage/extra-contractual cases. A significant portion of his practice involves handling employment litigation in Superior Court and Federal Court and at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Mark has represented public sector employers in collective bargaining with labor unions and is experienced in handling grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practices matters.
To assist clients in litigation avoidance efforts, Mark has developed training programs for managers and staff concerning sexual harassment, management, and human resource issues. He also supervises and conducts internal investigations for the firm’s management clients.
Mark frequently lectures and writes on important employment law and human resources topics and developments.