Mark is co-chairperson of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice team. Mark helps his employer clients avoid disputes through preventative practices, policies and training, and advocates for them in litigation when disputes cannot be avoided.  



Mark practices employment law and commercial litigation in matters before state and federal courts, the Utah Labor Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He was recognized by the Utah State Bar as the 2018 Labor & Employment Attorney of the Year. Mark litigates cases involving complex factual and legal matters, including employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, breach of fiduciary duty, covenants not to compete, solicit, or disclose confidential information, interference with contract, trade secrets and defamation. Mark has tried cases before state and federal courts and before the Adjudication Division of the Utah Labor Commission. He has also argued cases to the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals and to the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most importantly, Mark helps his clients avoid litigation by daily counseling on employment law problems, developing preventative practices and policies and providing regular inhouse training.

Mark also represents employer group health plans and their administrators in connection with litigation arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act.  


Independent Investigation of Sexual Harassment

Conducted an independent investigation of sexual harassment claims against Senator Gene Davis by a legislative intern.

ADA Discrimination Defense

Represented a Utah city regarding discrimination charges under the ADA and in retaliation for filing worker’s compensation claims. 

FMLA and ADA Discrimination Defense

Represented a large Intermountain region bank in two discrimination claims in U.S. District Court concerning FMLA and ADA. 



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., with honors, 2004)

Weber State University (B.S., summa cum laude, Economics, 2001)


Utah Business Magazine's Utah Legal Elite, Labor and Employment

Recognized in Chambers USA, Labor & Employment - Utah

Mountain States Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor)

Business Today's "Top 10 Labor & Employment Lawyers Impacting Utah's Business Landscape"



Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Director of Legal Affairs, Utah State SHRM Council

Co-Director of Legal Affairs, Salt Lake Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Weber State University Business Advisory Council








University of North Carolina School of Law