Mark Temple has a national practice that focuses on trade secret and noncompete issues and other types of labor and employment law concerns. He handles a wide variety of matters ranging from counseling to all phases of litigation. He has litigated cases pending in state agencies, before arbitration panels, and before state and federal courts involving illegal discrimination (race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and workers' compensation), unlawful harassment, Employee Retirement Income Security Act violations, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, False Claims Act (qui tam actions), Sarbanes-Oxley claims, Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour) claims, breach of contract claims, and other workplace-related causes of action.
Mark is a frequent speaker at labor and employment seminars and has been repeatedly recognized by Texas Lawyer and Texas Monthly magazines as one of the "Texas Rising Stars" in labor and employment law. Prior to joining Jones Day, Mark was a shareholder (partner) in the Houston office of Littler Mendelson.
While studying for his law degree, Mark completed a summer law program in 1993 at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, where he received instruction from Justice John Paul Stevens. Mark also attended school in Italy during his undergraduate studies.