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.  

Capabilities

Biography

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.  

Accomplishments

Academic

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

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

Professional

Utah Legal Elite, Labor and Employment, 2022

Recognized in Chambers USA, Labor & Employment - Utah

Associations

Professional

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)

Community

Weber State University Business Advisory Council

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Credentials

Licensed

Utah
Idaho
Wyoming

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law