Mark J. Neuberger is of counsel and a litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice involves the representation of management in all areas of employment law, including general labor and employment guidance to clients. He regularly represents clients in the health care, hospitality, manufacturing and not-for-profit industries. He is co-chair of the firm’s multidisciplinary Cannabis Industry Team and is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices as well as the Health Care Industry Team and the Technology Industry Team. Mark also serves on Foley’s national Pro Bono Legal Services Committee.
Mark represents employers in employment litigation before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board, arbitration tribunals, as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has extensive experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions. He also negotiates and drafts executive level employment agreements. He has litigated a wide variety of discrimination claims, whistleblower actions, wage payment and Fair Labor Standards Act cases. In addition, Mark drafts and litigates covenants not-to-compete and other employment-related restrictions. Mark also advises clients on a variety of business-related immigration issues, including audits of employers' compliance with immigration and labor regulations, preparation of employment-based immigrant visa petitions, preparation of investment and professional visas and labor certifications.
Prior to becoming an attorney in 1987, he worked for 10 years in the Human Resources department of a Fortune 100 corporation. Mark is a frequent speaker and trainer on various labor and employment-related topics. Clients frequently utilize his practical experiences by retaining him to conduct in-house management training on a variety of employment-related topics.
In 2020, Mark was named a Distinguished Leader in the South Florida legal community by the Daily Business review, an American Lawyer publication.
Mark received an award from the Burton Foundation, which recognizes clear and concise legal writing. He was given the award for his article, “Punching the Clock is Not So Simple,” which appeared in the National Law Journal.
In recognition of his experience, Mark has been Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.
Mark has been honored as a Top Lawyer since the 2004 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment since 2013. He was also selected for the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers® list.
He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2017. Mark has also been honored as a Top Lawyer since the 2004 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide. Mark received an award from Dade County (Miami) Legal Aid in recognition for his efforts to advocate for child victims of human trafficking.
Among his many pro bono activities, Mark serves as general counsel to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, one of America’s largest outdoor arts festivals held on the streets of Miami each Presidents' Day weekend.
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