Mark S. Ross: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mark S. Ross

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Airline and Airline Service Providers
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Technology and Telecom
  • Transportation and Warehousing
University University of Maryland, B.A., 1968
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., 1973
Admitted2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit; 1975, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1975, California; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court; 1977, California - N.D. Cal.; 2013, California - C.D. Cal.

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•California Bar Association
•San Francisco Bar Association


Mark S. Ross is a Shareholder in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He began his career as a trial lawyer with the National Labor Relations Board's Region 21. Mr. Ross entered private practice and has been a management-side labor lawyer since 1975.

Mr. Ross has handled hundreds of labor matters before the National Labor Relations Board and in federal and state courts. He has also argued before the United States Supreme Court. He represents and advises employers on all aspects of labor-management relations law, including NLRA compliance, union organizing, contract negotiations, arbitrations, and injunctions. He also trains management on NLRA compliance. Mr. Ross has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of San Francisco.

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Mark S. Ross

Published Works

• NLRB May Have the Last Word on AT&T
• Going Over the Top at Disneyland: Sleazy Union Tactics in The Happiest Place on Earth
• EFCA, Schmefca: The Obama Board Wont Wait for Legislation to Change Labor Law


June 4, 2013

Waiver of Vacation Pay on Termination in Collective Agreements Must be Clear and Unmistakable, California Court Rules

June 4, 2013

California law prohibits “use it or lose it” vacation policies. Under the California Labor Code (Section 227.3), employers must pay terminated employees all accrued vacation, “unless otherwise provided by a collective bargaining agreement.” Examining the meaning of the collective-bargaining-agreement exception for...

January 11, 2013

Peaceful Union Picketing Permitted on Private Property, California High Court Rules, Upholds Labor Anti-Injunction Statutes

January 11, 2013

In a highly watched case, the California Supreme Court has ruled that unions may continue to engage in “peaceful” picketing and other otherwise lawful union activities on an employer's private property during a labor dispute and that two California anti-injunction statutes regarding labor activities do not run afoul of...

Reported CasesA Partial List of Reported Cases; Laborers Trust Fund v. Advanced Lightweight Concrete, 484 U.S. 539 (1988); Waremart Foods v. National Labor Relations Board, 354 F.3d 870 (D.C. Cir. 2004) (a successful appeal from an adverse NLRB decision addressing union access to non-union premises for consumer boycott purposes); Adtranz ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation, N.A. Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, 253 F.3d 19 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (a successful appeal from an adverse NLRB decision overturning an employer election victory and addressing the lawfulness of handbook provisions); Loomis Courier Service, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, 595 F.2d 491 (9th Cir. 1979); McClatchy Newspapers, Inc. d/b/a The Fresno Bee 337 NLRB 1161 (2002) (an NLRB case in which the NLRB found the employer's discharge of seven union adherents to be lawful); Mack Trucks, Inc., 227 NLRB 711 (1985)

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Mark S. Ross

50 California Street, 9th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94111


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