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    Biography

    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.  

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    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

    Key Experience

    Assisted client in drafting exposure and travel policy related to COVID-19
    Appealed an adverse jurisdictional trial court ruling to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on behalf of a public agency
    Defended employers before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission in response to claims of age, disability, sex, race, and national original discrimination and retaliation

    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)