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Brief Synopsis:

Mark has been an attorney for more than 20 years, with a uniquely broad perspective and experience.  Mark was a partner in the Labor and Employment group of a nationally renowned law firm.  Mark was also Senior Employment Counsel and brings a real world perspective to his practice.  In addition, for over six years, Mark headed the compliance function of a pharmaceutical company, responsible for ensuring compliance with various laws and regulations, including conducting investigations and providing practical advice and training.

 

Experience:

Before forming the Lurie Law Firm LLC, Mark was the Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Eisai Corporation of North America, a mid size pharmaceutical company.  Mark was responsible for the creation, oversight and evolution of the company’s compliance function for more than six years. In that role, Mark created risk assessment tools and prioritized risks, created policies and procedures (including codes of conduct, policies on interactions with healthcare providers, Foreign Corrupt Practices Acts policies and procedures, a groundbreaking system to track payments to heatlthcare providers, and other policies). Mark provided substantial and ongoing training to all employees, both live and electronically.  Mark also conducted and oversaw investigations,and prioritized audits and monitoring activities.  Prior to heading its compliance efforts, Mark was Eisai’s senior employment counsel, responsible for day-to-day employment advice, oversight and resolution of employment disputes, conducting internal investigations, providing training, and creation of employment-related policies.

Mark was a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Epstein Becker & Green before joining Eisai.  Mark successfully litigated numerous whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and other employment-related disputes. Mark was also an employment litigator at Proskauer Rose and McCarter & English.

Mark has practiced in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in administrative and arbitration proceedings.

Mark is also included in the roster of court-approved mediators for civil cases in New Jersey as a R. 1:40 qualified mediator.

Education:

Boston College School of Law, JD 1988, cum laude

Boston College Law Review, Articles Editor

Order of the Coif

Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, PhD Program, 1982-1984

Oberlin College, BA, 1980

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey

New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court District of New Jersey

United States District Court Eastern District of New York

United States District Court Southern District of New York

Massachussetts (inactive)

 

Lurie Law Firm LLC represents employers and employees throughout Northern New Jersey and Central New Jersey, Montclair, Livingston, Caldwell, West Orange, Newark, Morristown, Hackensack, Newark, Elizabeth, New Brunswick, Paterson, Jersey City, Ridgewood, Wayne, Clifton, Passaic, Union City, Bayonne, Teaneck, Irvington, Union, Edison, Piscataway, Lawrenceville, Princeton, Hoboken, East Hanover, Saddlebrook, Parsippany, Roseland and Woodbridge; as well as the counties of Essex, Bergen, Passaic, Middlesex, Morris, Union, Sussex, Warren, Hudson and Mercer.