Mark H. Burak - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Mark H. Burak

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 617-994-5721

Mark Burak has specialized in the representation of employers in labor and employment matters for over 20 years. Mr. Burak’s practice focuses primarily on defending employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Mr. Burak has successfully handled cases involving virtually the entire spectrum of employment related laws, with a particular emphasis on discrimination laws. He has tried several cases successfully to conclusion and obtained dismissals or summary judgment on scores of claims.

Mr. Burak devotes a substantial part of his practice to providing employers with practical, business savvy advice on day-to-day employment matters, including policy development, wage/hour matters, privacy, data privacy, implications of social media in the workplace, terminations and internal investigations. Mr. Burak is an accomplished trainer and provides employment law training on a variety of areas, including sexual harassment, diversity and disability leave laws. Mr. Burak’s clients span a number of industries, including life sciences and bio-tech, high technology, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, financial services, and non-profit organizations. He has represented many of his clients for over a decade.

Additional Information

Recent Cases
  • Oxlaj v. Greencore USA, Inc. (MA Superior Court-Essex) Civil Action ESCV2011-01184-D: Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in contentious sexual/national origin harassment and retaliation case.
  • Trent v. ADT Security Services (United States District Court MA) Civil Action 1:11-C11912-RGS: Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in age, retaliation and wage claim action (2013 WL 4512052).
  • Henry v. BJ's Wholesale Company (United States District Court MA) Civil Action 1:12-CV-10620-DJC:Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in case alleging racial discrimination, racial harassment and retaliation.
  • Terry v. SimplexGrinnell, LP (United States District Court MA) Civil Action 4:11-CV-40117-DS: Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in case alleging FMLA interference/retaliation and violations of the ADA (2013 WL 1332240).
  • Confidential Matter: In trade secrets/customer privacy case, on behalf of high-tech manufacturer filed litigation against two former company executives and obtained substantial monetary settlement and stipulated agreement from defendants to abide by the terms of their non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.
Boston University School of LawJ.D. University of Massachusetts at AmherstBBA
Boston Bar AssociationMassachusetts Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationHuman Resources Leadership Forum

Office Location

One Boston Place, Suite 3220
Boston, MA 02108
United States


Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment