- UC Hastings College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
- University of California, Berkeley (B.A., High Distinction)
- (415) 349-3789
Mark helps his clients navigate the complex web of employment law and workplace culture issues they face today. He advises employers about employment law compliance and tough management issues, represents them in settlement negotiations, and defends them in employment law litigation and arbitration. He is a thorough and thoughtful workplace investigator, applying nuance and attention to detail when evaluating facts and events.
He regularly advises executives, company founders, and professionals about employment contracts, compensation, equity, and non-compete issues, and represents them in claims for wrongful termination, breach of contract, and unpaid wages. Unusually for an employment lawyer, Mark has broad experience in executive compensation matters. He understands how companies structure their non-cash compensation, and uses that knowledge to help his clients get better deals.
Mark focuses on giving pragmatic, actionable advice. In disputes and negotiation, he strives for the most efficient and effective resolution for the client, whether by early settlement or aggressive litigation. He has worked directly with senior executives on employment law issues, and is comfortable advising and influencing business leaders. He keeps up to date on contemporary management issues and best practices.
Because he has represented both employers and employees in a range of matters, Mark offers perspectives that other lawyers can’t. He can look at almost any employment law issue from both sides, and apply those perspectives to his clients’ problems. He conducts workplace investigations without agendas or preconceived notions, bolstering the credibility of his findings.
Mark was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer for Employment Law in 2020 and 2021–an award granted to only the top 5% of California attorneys. He serves on the Executive Committee for the Solo/Small Firm Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association and the Sonoma County Bar Association. He started his career at two large law firms, Hanson Bridgett and Davis Wright Tremaine, and then ran his own firm before joining Workplace Legal.