Mark is a principal in Gray Plant Mooty’s Employment and Labor practice group and leads the firm’s Labor Law practice team. His practice involves litigation and advising for unionized and nonunionized employers. He has substantial experience working with employers on union-related, traditional labor law matters, such as union election and decertification campaigns, labor negotiations, multiemployer fund litigation, unfair labor practices, administrative hearings, grievance arbitrations, and strike litigation. Mark represents clients in state and federal courts, and before the National Labor Relations Board, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and many other agencies. He is a creative negotiator and has extensive experience with many litigation settings as well as various methods of alternative dispute resolution like mediation and arbitration.
A significant part of Mark’s practice involves helping employers steer clear of problems by advising them proactively in prevention and compliance related to labor, employment, and immigration law issues. He represents employers, businesses, and PEO’s in connection with the full spectrum of laws governing the workplace, including federal and state labor laws; state and federal discrimination, disability and leave laws; and wage and hour matters. Clients often seek Mark’s assistance with drafting, negotiating, and enforcing union contracts and employment-related agreements, policies, and handbooks, and with labor and employment law issues in business mergers and acquisitions. Before he became an attorney, Mark had an extensive career in management relating to food service, retail, and sales.