Mark Filipp, shareholder and director at Kemp Klein, has over 30 years of litigation experience. During his career he has been involved in a broad range of business disputes, with extensive experience defending companies in employment litigation cases filed in state and federal courts throughout Michigan, as well as employment claims before the EEOC and MDCR. He also has significant experience defending companies, directors, and officers against claims of shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.
Mr. Filipp has defended employers in employment cases of all types, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, and whistleblower actions. In addition, he is regularly involved in the preparation of employment agreements, covenants not to compete, confidentiality and trade-secret agreements, and litigation involving their enforceability. Mr. Filipp has extensive experience negotiating severance agreements and packages for both employers and employees. Mr. Filipp also provides regular counsel to employers concerning such matters as reductions-in-force, employee discipline, and employee discharge. He also counsels employers on compliance matters involving federal and state law, including COBRA, ADA, FMLA, HIPAA and wage/hour matters under the FLSA and state laws.
Mr. Filipp has been an author of many books and articles on employment law and is a frequent lecturer on current employment law issues. He has been the co-author of the Employment Law Answer Book, a comprehensive treatise on employment law, for over 17 years. Mr. Filipp also taught the “Employment Law Series” at Schoolcraft College Continuing Education Services and conducts in-house training for employers on various employment law topics geared toward reducing risk and exposure to employment litigation.
Mr. Filipp was selected by a vote of his peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s list of 2017 Top Lawyers. Mr. Filipp maintains an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC). Mr. Filipp is a 2018 Leading Lawyer in the category of Employment Law: Management. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2006, 2007 and 2018 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers, and was listed in the Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers 2008. In addition, he was selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.