Mark A. Wagner is an accomplished attorney with decades of experience advising and representing clients in virtually all things employment-related. His multifaceted practice includes both guidance and advice in transactional matters and representation in governmental proceedings and complex litigation.

Capabilities

Biography

Mark A. Wagner concentrates his practice in employment law, homeowners association law and health care law.

In his employment practice, Mr. Wagner counsels and represents clients in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship. He represents companies in employment-related aspects of business purchases and sales; employment agreements; incentive compensation plans and employee benefits; employment handbooks, policies and procedures; discrimination, harassment and retaliation; internal investigations; training; legal compliance; and protection of intellectual property, confidential information and trade secrets. He also routinely represents employers in audits, investigations, and other proceedings before federal and state agencies, including DOJ, DOL, EEOC, OSHA, and UALD, and in litigation in state and federal court. 

Mr. Wagner also has experience representing homeowners associations, housing authorities and other real property owners, landlords and managers in a wide range of disputes and in administrative and judicial proceedings. He also counsels and represents physicians and health care practices in health-care law compliance, including HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti-kickback Statute and physician credentialing.

Mr. Wagner served as Law Clerk to the Honorable David K. Winder, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Before joining Parsons Behle & Latimer as a shareholder, he practiced law at Parr, Waddoups, Brown, Gee & Loveless as both an associate and a shareholder; at Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy as a shareholder and chair of its Employee and Employee Benefits practice team; and at Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler as a shareholder and as chairs of that firm’s Employment and Labor practice team and Technology Committee.

Experience

Acquisition

Accomplishments

Academic

S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (J.D., Order of the Coif, 1992)

Managing Editor, Utah Law Review, 1991-1992

Judicial extern, Chief Justice Michael Zimmerman, Utah Supreme Court, 1991-1992

University of Utah (B.S., Business Management, cum laude, 1988)

Professional

Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Reviewed AV Preeminent, 2008-present

Named to Utah Business magazine’s list of Utah's Legal Elite in Labor and Employment, each year since 2008

Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers® for 2012-2019 in Employment and Labor

Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® for 2010-2022 in Labor and Employment Law (2012 as Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law-Individuals)

Associations

Professional

Society for Human Resource Management, 2004-present

Salt Lake Society for Human Resource Management, 2004-present

Utah State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2000-present; Section of Health Law, 2015-present

American Bar Association, 1992-present

Community

Utah Labor Commission’s Employment Advisory Council for Antidiscrimination & Labor Division, January 2017-present

Salt Lake Society for Human Resource Management, Board of Trustees/Legislative Affairs Director, 2005-2012

KCPW Public Radio (88.3 & 105.3 FM), Board of Trustees, 2000-2015

Holy Cross Ministries, Board of Trustees, 2006-2010

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Credentials

Licensed

Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Education

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law