- International Employment Issues
|University ||University of California, Berkeley, B.A., with high honors, 1982|
|Law School||University of California School of Law, Davis, J.D., 1985|
|Admitted||1986, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1991, U.S. District Court, Central District of California|
Mark S. Askanas is a Shareholder and Litigation Manager in the San Francisco, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Askanas is a senior employment law litigator who joined Jackson Lewis in 1988, and has served as lead counsel for cases in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums, throughout the western United States.
Mr. Askanas specializes in complex litigation, including class actions and cases involving trade secrets and confidential information. He also counsels employers on all facets of employment law including, but not limited to, wage and hour issues and best preventive employment practices. He regularly speaks throughout the United States to employer groups and trade associations on these and other topics. Mr. Askanas has been honored by being named as one to the Northern California Super Lawyers list every year from 2010-2014.
Mr. Askanas also has substantial in-house experience having served as General Counsel of a Fortune 500 company where he worked closely with the board of directors, audit committee, and senior management managing risk and advising on legal developments and issues, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate governance, transactional matters, and preventive nationwide litigation and class action avoidance strategies.
Mr. Askanas earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1985 where he was Senior Research Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review, and his B.A., with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Recognized in Who's Who Legal (2006-2007)
•Recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers every year from 2010-2014
Strict Liability in Sexual Harassment: Too Strict a Standard
California Employment Law Journal .12 (December 1997) [Assisted in Updating Chapters] “Retailers Beware: Statements May Not Be Protected”,
Employment Law 360 (April 19, 2010) [Author]
Sexual Harassment in the Physician Workplace
California Physician (April 1991) [Author]
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