Morgan Lewis

Mark S. Dichter

senior counsel
1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States
Phone: +1.215.963.5291
Fax: +1.215.963.5001

Mark S. Dichter is chair of Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. For more than 40 years, Mr. Dichter has represented and counseled major multinational employers in a full spectrum of employment law issues, including complex employment discrimination class actions, high-profile sexual harassment cases, nationwide wage and hour litigation, employee benefits class actions, and whistleblower cases. Mr. Dichter also counsels and represents multinational employers with respect to international employment issues.

Mr. Dichter has represented employers in litigation with the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor, and OFCCP at the national and regional levels and has served as counsel for major corporations in numerous industries, law firms, and the State of Oregon in high-profile class actions and other significant employment litigation.

Mr. Dichter has been named by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as the leading employment lawyer in the world for the past three years. He was named by Human Resources Executive and Lawdragon as one of the 10 most powerful employment attorneys in America and by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Chambers USA has consistently listed Mr. Dichter in its highest tier stating "peers and clients see him as the go-to lawyer for complex employment litigation."

Mr. Dichter is former chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section and is a founding fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a founding board member of the American Employment Law Council. Mr. Dichter regularly speaks at national and international programs on employment law issues.

Mr. Dichter is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Named Employment Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014)

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Named World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyer by Who's Who Legal (2006–2011)

Recipient, Award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine

Named to Human Resource Executive’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys’ Hall of Fame (2014)

Listed, Who's Who Legal (2006–2013) – Labour and Employment

Listed, Human Resource Executive, Most Powerful Employment Attorneys (2008–2013)

Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012)

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003–2009)

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (1989–2009, 2011)

Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides) Human Resource Executive’s The Best Defense 2008, ranked in national Top Ten

Named as one of America’s 500 Leading Lawyers by Lawdragon

Noted in The Legal 500 for Employment and Labor (2007)

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment—Workplace and Employment Counseling (2008)

Member, Order of the Coif

Past Chair, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Member, American Employment Law Council, Board of Directors

Former Chair, Defense Research Institute's Employment Law Committee

Member, Villanova University School of Law, Board of Consultors

Board of Directors, International Visitors Center

Board of Directors, Generations on Line

Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Board of Directors

Wilma Theater, Board of Directors

Former Articles Editor, Villanova Law Review

Former Editor-in-Chief, Annual Supplements to BNA's Employment Discrimination Law


Villanova University School of Law, 1969, J.D.
Drexel University, 1966, B.S.E.E.