Marko J. Mrkonich - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Marko J. Mrkonich

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 612-313-7650

Marko J. Mrkonich focuses his practice on discrimination and other employment litigation, client counseling, and traditional labor law issues. He works primarily with clients in the manufacturing and retail industries, and has specific knowledge of matters that arise under:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Ordinances in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Marko represents clients in federal and state jury and bench trials, in appellate courts and in administrative hearings before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. He also handles labor arbitrations and has extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Additionally, Marko routinely counsels clients on:

  • Proper handling of termination
  • Discipline decisions
  • Reorganizations and reductions-in-force
  • Leaves of absence
  • All aspects of personnel management

Marko devotes extensive efforts to training and education and frequently teaches as part of Continuing Legal Education programs. He regularly speaks on a wide variety of employment topics to legal, human resource, and other business audiences.

Previously Littler Mendelson's president and managing director, Marko was also the founding member of the Minneapolis office where he formerly held the position of office managing shareholder.

Before joining Littler, Marko served as chairperson of the labor and employment practice of another firm, where he practiced for 17 years. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Miles W. Lord, United States District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota.

Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. Harvard CollegeBA
Board of Directors - Noper FoundationMinnesota Management Attorneys AssociationCorporate Board - Fraser Community Services, Inc. Hennepin County Bar AssociationMinnesota State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


Office Location

IDS Center, Suite 1300
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Minneapolis Metro Area
Marko J. Mrkonich has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment