Speaking Engagements

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Mark regularly presents to a variety of industry groups, companies and bar associations on a wide variety of employment law and business law related topics.  Those topics have included:

  • Panelist presenting on the topic of "Legal Issues to Consider When Designing Corporate Wellness Programs," at the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association (March 2, 2017)

  • Presented the "IP Protection Update for Massachusetts Employers" at the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (November 2016)

  • Presented at the National Business Institute seminar “Employment Law: 2016 Comprehensive Guide” on the subjects “Avoiding Wage and Hour Violations” and “Monitoring Employees: Privacy Issues and Employer Risks.” (November 2016)

  • Faculty member for the MCAD's annual Certified Courses for EEO Professionals - Disability Accommodation Module (May 2016)

  • Presented on topic of Cutting-Edge Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Other Legal Tools for Protecting Competitive Advantages (WEBINAR) (April 2016)

  • Presented program at MetroWest SHRM Chapter on the MA Earned Sick Time Law (Southborough, MA) (September 2015)

  • Presented program on Developments in the Law of Noncompetes and Other Post-Employment Restriction, at the September meeting of the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association, a chapter of Society for Human Resource Management. (September 2015)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2015)

  • Faculty member for the MCAD's annual Certified Courses for EEO Professionals - Disability Accommodation Module (May 2015)

  • Presented at BNA Bloomberg Seminar -- Trade Secrets: The New Frontier in a Changing IP Landscape (New York, NY) (December 2014)

  • Presented at NH Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar -- Litigating Employment Cases; presented on topic of "Ethical Challenges Faced by the Employment Lawyer." (Concord, NH and Live Webcast) (October 2014)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2014)

  • Presented a seminar entitled, "Employee Use of Social Media and its Impact on Employer Efforts to Protect IP and Business Relationships" at the May meeting of the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association, a chapter of Society for Human Resource Management. (May 2014)
  • Faculty member for the MCAD's annual Certified Courses for EEO Professionals - Disability Accommodation Module (May 2014)
  • Presented seminar entitled, "Bosses Behaving Badly: Detecting, Deterring, and Mitigating the Risks of Executive Misconduct" (law firm client seminar) (March 2014)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2013)
  • Faculty member for the MCAD's annual Certified Courses for EEO Professionals - Disability Accommodation Module (May 2013)
  • Presented Annual Employment Law Update to Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association, a chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (March 2013)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2012)
  • Faculty member for the MCAD's annual Certified Courses for EEO Professionals - Disability Accommodation Module (May 2012)
  • Presented an Annual Employment Law Update seminar to the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association, a chapter of Society for Human Resource Management. (March 2012)
  • Presented at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled "Sexual Harassment - News and Views," sponsored by the NH Bar Association. Mark was among a panel of experts presenting this seminar, including a Federal District Court Judge and Federal Magistrate Judge from NH, as well as other practitioners. (February 2012)

  • Presented a seminar called "Fundamentals of an Employee Recognition Program: It Really Does Make A Difference," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services (Webinar) (August 2011)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2011)
  • Faculty member for the MCAD's annual Certified Courses for EEO Professionals - Disability Accommodation Module (May 2011)
  • Presented an Annual Employment Law Update seminar to the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association, a chapter of Society for Human Resource Management. (March 2011)
  • Presented a seminar called "Fundamentals of an Employee Recognition Program: It Really Does Make A Difference," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services (Webinar) (February 2011)
  • Panelist at a seminar entitled "Workers' Compensation Update in Massachusetts," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services (February 2011)

  • Presented at MetroWest HRMA on the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Employee Privacy Rights (December 2010)

  • Presented seminar covering the US Supreme Court's Quon Decision: What Employers Need to Know About its Impact on Employee Privacy Rights, sponsored by the Boston Bar Association. (October 2010)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2010)
  • Faculty member for the MCAD's annual Certified Courses for EEO Professionals - Disability Accommodation Module (May 2010)
  • Presented Breakfast Seminar Series: Developments in the Law of Noncompete Agreements and Other Post-employment Restrictions (law firm seminar) (April 2010)

  • Presented Legislative Update at SHRM TriState Conference, attended by HR leaders throughout the tri-state (Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island) area (Newport, RI) (April 2010)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2009)
  • Presented seminar entitled, "Until Termination Do We Part: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rightsizing" (co-presented with Sapphire Consulting) (May 2009)

  • Presented seminar entitled, "The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008," sponsored by the National Business Institute (November 2008)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2008)
  • Panelist at seminar entitled "Workers' Compensation Update in Massachusetts," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services (May 2008)
  • NAVIGATING THE “BERMUDA TRIANGLE” OF WORKPLACE LAW - The Interplay Between Laws Governing Employee Leaves Of Absence, Disability Accommodation And Workplace Injuries (May 2008)
  • Investigating Complaints of Employee Misconduct (May 2008)
  • Panelist at seminar entitled: "Employment Law From A-Z In Massachusetts," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services (April 2008)

  • Presented a seminar called "Fundamentals of an Employee Recognition Program: It Really Does Make A Difference," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services (Webinar) (September 2007)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2007)
  • Presented seminar entitled, "Fine Tuning Your Performance Management Process: How To Motivate Your Employees," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services (Webinar/Teleconference) (March 2007)

  • Presented Breakfast Seminar Series: Understanding Noncompete Agreements - Employer Strategies for Effective Use of Restrictive Covenants (law firm seminar) (February 2007)

  • Presented seminar entitled "Internal Investigations - Practical, Legal and Ethical Issues," co-presented with Marquet International. (December 2006)

  • Panelist at seminar entitled, "Workers' Compensation Update in Massachusetts," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services. (September 2006)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2006)
  • Panelist at seminar entitled, "Advanced Topics Under the Family and Medical Leave Act," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services. (June 2006)

  • Presented seminar entitled, "The Hallmarks of Defensible Documentation." (May 2006)

  • Panelist at seminar entitled, "Preventing Human Resources Claims," sponsored by the National Business Institute  (Manchester, NH) (February 2006)

  • Panelist at seminar entitled, "Employee Discharge and Documentation in Massachusetts," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services. (December 2005)

  • Presented seminar entitled, "Dealing with the Disabled Employee."  (November 2005)

  • Presented seminar entitled, "Common Employer Mistakes Under the FMLA." (October 2005)

  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2005)
  • Presented seminar entitled, "Employee Discharge and Documentation," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services. (December 2004)
  • Presented seminar entitled, "10 Simple Steps to Reducing Exposure to Employment Law Claims." (September 2004)
  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2004)
  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2003) 
  • Presented seminar entitled, "Internal Audits and Training: Valuable Tools to Help Companies Navigate the Workplace Laws." (September 2002)
  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2002)
  • Presented the Annual Employment and Labor Law Update to the MetroWest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, the MetroWest HRMA. (June 2001)
  • Presented seminar entitled, "Supervising to Reduce Legal Risks."  (February 2001)
  • Presented seminar entitled, 'Hot Issues and Trends in Employment Law." (October 2000)

... and many, many more prior to 2000!