For more than 40 years, Mark S. Dichter has counseled and represented in litigation major multinational employers on a full spectrum of employment law issues. These include complex employment discrimination class actions, high-profile sexual harassment cases, nationwide wage and hour litigation, employee benefits class actions, and whistleblower cases. He also advises multinational employers on international employment issues. Recognized as a top labor and employment lawyer, Mark is a former chair of Morgan Lewis’s labor and employment practice and the ABA’s Labor and Employment Section.
In his employment litigation practice, Mark represents employers in courts and before administrative agencies. He has extensive experience with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), US Department of Labor (DOL), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the national and regional levels. He has also served as counsel for major corporations in numerous industries, law firms, and in high-profile class actions and other significant employment litigation.
Mark has been recognized repeatedly by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as a leading employment lawyer. 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: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has consistently listed Mark in its highest tier, stating “peers and clients see him as the go-to lawyer for complex employment litigation.”
Mark is a founding fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a founding board member of the American Employment Law Council. He regularly speaks at national and international programs on employment law issues.
Drexel University, 1966, B.S.E.E.
Villanova University School of Law, 1969, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
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, 2017)
Listed, Who's Who Legal (2006–2013, 2016) – 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