- Labor & Employment
- Commercial Litigation
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- Complex Litigation
- Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
|University ||Williams College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1978|
|Law School||Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1983|
|Admitted||1984, Illinois; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1986, Rhode Island, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1988, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit|
Rhode Island Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Employment Law Alliance
|Born||Alexandria, Virginia, November 21, 1955|
Mark's practice is focused on employment law and related litigation. He has a substantial amount of experience conducting trials and arbitrations in these areas. Mark appears frequently in the state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and before the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He has also litigated many matters involving ERISA claims.
In addition to handling contested matters, Mark advises clients on employment questions that arise on a day-to-day basis, including restrictive covenants; reductions in force; disability leaves; wage and hour compliance; and termination.
Honors And Recognition
•Named Best Lawyers' 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Providence Litigation - Labor and Employment Law.
•Listed in Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business in the fields of Employment Law and Commercial Law every year since 2004.
•Named a New England and Rhode Island Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine.
•Mark obtained a defense jury verdict in the first case ever tried under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
•In a case of first impression, Mark obtained summary judgment for a health insurer in an ERISA case brought by a couple seeking to compel the insurer to pay for the creation of a savior sibling.
•Mark obtained a defense verdict in an age discrimination trial brought against a manufacturer which laid-off a 60-year old employee pursuant to a company restructuring program.
Named Best Lawyers' 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Providence Litigation - Labor and Employment Law.
Listed in Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business in the fields of Employment Law and Commercial Law every year since 2004.
Named a New England and Rhode Island Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine.
Before Edwards Wildman
Mark practiced for three years as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He received the Justice Department's Special Achievement Award.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Mark is a director of The Genesis Center, a nonprofit organization providing adult education and occupation/skills training to the immigrant community in Rhode Island. He is an officer of the Rhode Island chapter of the Harvard Law School Association, and serves as Parliamentarian of the Rhode Island Credit Union. He has served as a director of the Rhode Island Audubon Society, as a delegate to the Rhode Island Bar Association, and as a member of the Employment Law Alliance, a consortium of law firms representing management in all areas of employment law.
Client Advisory - Rhode Island District Court Rules That Offensive Comments About President Obama Do Not Create A Hostile Work Environment
Study Reports Widespread Wage-And-Hour Law Violations
Labor & Employment Bulletin - Fall 2009
Labor & Employment Bulletin - Summer 2008
Labor & Employment Bulletin - Winter/Spring 2007
April 10, 2007
Labor and Employment Bulletin - Summer 2005
August 1, 2005
Edwards & Angell Defends Internet Service Provider in Acquisition Dispute
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Recognizes Edwards Wildman Attorneys for Excellence
August 18, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Mark Pogue Prevails in Employee Drug Test Suit, Reports Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly
July 29, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Mark Pogue Elected to the Board of Directors of The Genesis Center
July 2, 2014
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes 35 Edwards Wildman Lawyers for Excellence
June 4, 2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 54 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
October 16, 2013
Chambers USA 2013 Ranks 36 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
May 28, 2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 56 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
September 27, 2012
Chambers USA 2012 Ranks 33 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
June 7, 2012
Firm Recognized by Chambers USA in 17 Categories
June 21, 2011
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