Mark E. Zelek litigates and tries employment cases for companies in courts and arbitrations throughout Florida and the United States. He has won numerous wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and trade secrets and noncompetition injunction actions, many of which have reported decisions. They include class, collective, and multiplaintiff actions. As co-leader of the firm’s global workforce team and a fluent Spanish speaker, Mark also handles international and Puerto Rican labor law matters.
In addition, Mark is Chair of the Juncadella Corporate Counsel Group (JCCG), an informal organization of more than 300 in-house counsel who primarily advise companies with business interests in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mark was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law-Management, Miami by The Best Lawyers in America.
Columbia Law School, 1982, J.D.
Yale University, 1979, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Labor & Employment, Florida, Chambers USA (2006–2018)
Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law – Management, Miami, The Best Lawyers in America (2019)
Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Winner, The Daily Business Review’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014, 2017)
Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide (2005–2013, 2017, 2018)
Recognized, Florida Super Lawyers (2006–2015)
Recognized, Who’s Who Legal: Labour and Employment (2012–2016)
Recognized, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)
Chairman, Juncadella Corporate Counsel Group
Former Chair, American Bar Association, International Section’s Subcommittee on Latin American Employment Law
Former Co-Chair, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Human Resource Committee