Mark G. Kisicki - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Mark G. Kisicki

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 602-778-3757

For more than 20 years, Mark has represented companies in dealing with a broad range of issues that affect them as employers, from union avoidance campaigns and employment-related litigation to complex cases involving the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, and litigation under the False Claims Act.  Mark’s traditional labor practice is national in scope: he has handled dozens of campaigns against union organizing efforts across the country. 

Because the key to employer success – whether that is in the courtroom when defending against individual employee claims or in the conference room when counting ballots after a union election – is having a positive, pro-employee culture, Mark spends a significant portion of his time training managers to be effective communicators and leaders

University of California Los AngelesBA 1987Pepperdine UniversityJ.D. 1990
Pepperdine Law ReviewAmerican Bar Association

Case History

  • Served as lead counsel for a large defense contractor in a multi-year litigation under the False Claims Act, which culminated in the Ninth Circuit affirming the district judge’s decisions dismissing the relator’s qui tam claims, granting summary judgment in the client’s favor on the relator’s retaliation claims, and awarding the client more than $300,000 of attorneys’ fees against the relator.
  • Led a team of lawyers in representing an international technology company in a trade secrets case against a competitor that had attempted to cripple a high-value department of the client by improperly raiding the entire management team from that department.
  • Assisted clients in obtaining injunctive relief against former employees who had stolen trade secrets and/or breached the restrictive covenants in non-compete agreements
  • Successfully opposed actions against employers who had hired former employees of a competitor efforts by former employees.
  • Successfully represented clients in union avoidance campaigns in a broad range of industries; including financial services, transportation, health care, defense, manufacturing, communications, solid waste and services. 
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  • Managed successful decertification campaigns to eliminate deleterious union presence.
  • Served as the lead negotiator for clients in collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Handled dozens of arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements.
  • Successfully represented clients in campaigns to decertify unions.
  • Handled dozens of cases in federal and state courts involving allegations of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.

Office Location

Esplanade Center III, Suite 800
2415 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Phoenix Metro Area
Mark G. Kisicki has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment