Mark W. Lerner

Mark W. Lerner, head of the firm’s Employment Practices and Litigation Group, has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500Benchmark Litigation, and Super Lawyers as a top practitioner in the field of Labor and Employment Law.  Lawdragon lists Mark as one of the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in the U.S.

A former federal prosecutor, Mark regularly tries cases – including winning two major trials in 2017 for Douglas Elliman Realty and Saw Mill Capital.  His trial capability and the threat it implies enable him often to resolve cases early.

Mark focuses his practice on advice and litigation relating to non-competition agreements, employee raiding and lift-outs, discrimination and harassment claims on behalf of management, theft of company information, executive compensation disputes, terminations and lay-offs, and wage and hour actions.

Saving firms or non-profits from existential internal threats, Mark also conducts major and comprehensive internal investigations of employee wrong doing and advocates with the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ offices, District Attorneys’ offices, the FBI, FINRA and the Department of Labor.

In the industries of apparel, energy, financial services, hedge funds, private equity, real estate brokerage, development and management, print and television media, philanthropy and many others, Mark has mastered the industry’s employment structures and issues.