In order to provide the best counsel, Mark Wallin believes it is his role to understand his clients’ business needs so he can help them determine what resolution will provide the most benefit. His keen ability to understand his clients’ practical concerns allows him to advise on the best path to successfully resolve issues – whether through traditional litigation or negotiated resolution.
In the course of his practice, Mark has focused on providing the highest-level of service to his clients and building long-term relationships. Specifically, he defends employers in a wide range of employment matters including wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as complex, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff employment discrimination claims brought not only by private plaintiffs but also initiated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Mark has successfully represented companies of virtually all sizes, litigating matters across multiple areas of the law, from the pleading stage through appeal. He has also represented clients in arbitrations and before administrative bodies.
Mark vigilantly stays abreast of cases, laws, and trends that may impact his clients coming out of the courts, Congress and the state legislature, as well as the U.S. Department of Labor, the EEOC, and state regulatory agencies. He strives to keep a watchful eye on how labor and employment related laws are evolving so as to proactively advise clients.
In addition to his regular legal practice, Mark has undertaken several pro bono cases including trying criminal jury trials in state and federal court, and representing indigent plaintiffs in civil rights matters as part of the federal Trial Bar.
Mark began honing his litigation skill during law school when he interned at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois, where he handled both civil and criminal issues. He also interned for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which gave him a unique vantage of seeing the issues from the court’s perspective.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Mark Wallin
Barnes & Thornburg’s Wage and Hour Practice Group is recognized as National Law Review Go To Thought Leaders for the group’s innovative COVID-19 Related Workplace Litigation Tracker, which monitors workplace litigation in state and federal courts across the country and analyzes Coronavirus related labor and employment claim trends, giving employers guidance on compliance and preventitive measures. COVID-19 cases are grouped by type of litigation and provides weekly updates as new cases are filed, an invaluable resource for employers during these turbulent times. Barnes and Thornburg's Wage and Hour Group lead legal editors include: Kathleen Anderson, Scott Witlin, Peter Wozniak and Mark Wallin.