Ulmer & Berne Adds Employment Attorney to Cleveland Office

August 17, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Ulmer & Berne LLP announced employment and labor attorney Mark Floyd has joined the firm as partner and co-chair of the Employment & Labor Practice Group.

Floyd has more than 25 years of experience, and joins the firm from another area law firm, where he was a partner in its labor and employment practice group. 

Floyd focuses his practice on employment litigation. He has defended management in alleged discrimination, wrongful discharge, covenant not to compete and trade secret litigation. He has also defended employers in class action lawsuits alleging violation of ERISA-governed pension and welfare plans.

In addition, the announcement said, Floyd has extensive experience in traditional management labor representation, including contract negotiations and matters involving grievance, arbitration and administrative hearings on behalf of both private and public sector clients. He has represented employers in matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and has counseled employers on all aspects of immigration laws and procedures. 

In addition to his private practice, Floyd serves as pro bono legal counsel to both the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Earlier in his career, he spent 17 years with Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP and also spent time as co-chair of the employment practice at Thompson Hine LLP.

Floyd earned his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.