Mark is a partner in our Los Angeles Office, and is the Managing Partner of our San Diego Office. He represents clients in all types of civil litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitrations. Mark regularly advises and represents clients in all aspects of employment and traditional labor relations matters.
Mark utilizes his employment law and litigation experience and expertise for the benefit of our firm's clients in such matters as discipline and termination arbitrations and hearings; state and federal court actions involving harassment, civil rights, discrimination, writs of mandate relating to meet and confer disputes, Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights issues, administrative charges of harassment and discrimination brought before the DFEH and EEOC and several court of appeal arguments.
Notably, Mark has successfully tried a federal court case involving civil rights and retaliation claims. Mark has also worked on two matters which resulted in two published decisions, including a recent decision in which the California Supreme Court elaborated upon the scope of meet and confer obligations for public sector entities. Mark has also successfully litigated numerous other administrative and court proceedings on behalf of the firm's clients.
In addition to his litigation expertise, Mark continuously counsels clients on a variety of labor relations matters, including major labor disputes and strikes, unfair labor practice charges, bargaining unit disputes, collective bargaining agreement interpretations and union organizing issues. Mark also develops and updates personnel rules, policies and ordinances for public sector clients and routinely presents training programs and workshops for supervisors and managers. He also co-authors the firm's monthly newsletter, Client Update.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore in 2001, Mark represented employers in labor and employment law for a national employment law firm. Mark litigated several cases in both state and federal court, including claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, labor relations, wage and hour issues, privacy and trade secret disputes.