Mark W. Lerner

Mark W. Lerner, Co-Chair of the firm’s Employment Practices and Litigation group, is a leading employment litigator who regularly litigates and counsels clients on non-competition agreements, employee raiding and lift-outs, discrimination and harassment claims, theft of company information, executive compensation disputes, terminations and lay-offs, and wage and hour actions.  A former federal prosecutor, Mark frequently tries cases.  His trial prowess and the threat it implies enable him often to resolve cases early for his clients.

Mark also conducts major and comprehensive internal investigations of employment issues, including sexual harassment, and negotiates disputes with the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys, District Attorneys, the FBI, FINRA and the Department of Labor.

Mark’s clients cover a wide range of industries, including apparel, energy, financial services, hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and media, among others.

Mark has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation as a top Labor and Employment Law practitioner.  The National Law Journal named him an Employment Law Trailblazer and Lawdragon lists Mark as one of the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in the U.S.  In 2019, under Mark’s leadership, the Employment Practices and Litigation group was named Litigation Department of the Year for Labor and Employment by the New York Law Journal.