- Labor & Employment
- Commercial Litigation
- 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.
Mark has been listed inChambers USA Leading Lawyers For Businessin the fields of both Commercial Litigation and Employment Law every year since 2004, and has been included inThe Best Lawyers In Americapublication in the field of Commercial Litigation since 2012. Mark also has been named a New EnglandSuper Lawyer and a Rhode Island Super Lawyer byLaw & Politics magazine every year since 2007.
•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.
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 has served as Commissioner of the East Greenwich, Rhode Island Historic District Commission. He also served as a Director of the Rhode Island Audubon Society and as a delegate to the Rhode Island Bar Association. 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. Mark also serves as the Rhode Island delegate to the Employment Law Alliance, a worldwide consortium of law firms representing management in all areas of employment law.
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