Mark C. Dean
Of Counsel
(304) 353-8105
Office: Charleston
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Mark focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law.  He regularly represents employers – both public and private sector – in defense of employment-related lawsuits in the state courts of West Virginia and the federal District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, as well as charges filed before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board, and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2012-2014 West Virginia Division of Highways, Legal Division

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “2018 West Virginia Legislative Update,” West Virginia SHRM Annual Conference, October 2018

Co-author, “Reductions in Force: Factors to Consider in Order to Avoid Liability to Laid-Off Employees,” Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 36th Annual Institute, Amelia Island, FL, 36 Energy & Min. L. Inst. 375 (2015)

Key Experience

Appealed an adverse jurisdictional trial court ruling to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on behalf of a public agency
Sought summary judgment for a public university regarding allegations of race and sex discrimination under the West Virginia Human Rights Act
Defended employers before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission in response to claims of age, disability, sex, race, and national original discrimination and retaliation

Memberships & Awards

West Virginia State Bar
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 113
Senior Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review Vol. 114
CALI Award in Natural Resources