Partner, Labor & Employment Group
Reed Smith LLP
Mark is a Partner in the New York office of Reed Smith and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Group. Mark’s practice is focused on helping companies in New York and around the world manage their workplace needs. Mark counsels clients on a variety of day-to-day and also big-picture workplace issues. Mark also defends employers in a wide range of employment litigation matters, and advises clients on all aspects of employment-related issues in corporate transactions. Mark is also a passionate advocate as it relates to mental health and wellness, particularly in the legal profession. Since February 2019 – when The American Lawyer published an article chronicling Mark’s past struggles with severe depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety as a practicing attorney – he has written extensively on these issues. Mark also frequently speaks about mental health and related issues at conferences, bar association events, law schools, and other programs. In addition, in the past year Mark has partnered with several of Reed Smith’s clients to raise awareness about mental health disorders and develop and implement internal mental health and wellness programs. As part of these partnerships, Mark frequently presents to corporate in-house legal departments about these important issues. As a result of his work, Mark was selected as a member of ALM Media/Law.com’s Mental Health Advisory Board and has been asked to serve as an advisor to several organizations that focus on mental health-related issues. Mark is also one of the leaders of Reed Smith’s disability inclusion group (LEADRS) and was asked to chair Reed Smith’s mental health task force.