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Mark Spring is the Sacramento Office Managing Partner at CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF), a California focused labor, employment and immigration defense law firm with five offices throughout the state. Spring has over 25 years of experience handling labor and employment law matters throughout Northern California. Spring’s practice is focused on the representation of management in union-management relations and handling litigation triggered by all types of employment-related disputes. He practices out of our Sacramento and San Francisco offices.

Spring has a successful record of dealings with union locals from the Teamsters, UFCW, IBEW, Laborers, SEIU and Stationary Engineers. He negotiates union contracts, handles ULP charges, resolves grievances, represents clients at grievance arbitrations, and manages secondary picketing issues and other strike-related litigation and matters.

In addition, Spring assists non-union employers with union avoidance efforts, and counsels employers during union campaigns. Spring’s reputation for litigation excellence is built upon an impressive record as lead trial counsel in high-stakes employment litigation in both federal and state court. In addition to his courtroom and trial work, he regularly represents California employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and employee safety issues in administrative matters and hearings before the NLRB, DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, Cal-OSHA, CUIAB, and other state and federal agencies. Spring maintains a significant litigation prevention practice, advising national and regional clients on adopting employment policies to comply with California law.

Spring has also represented public figures, elected officials, executives and athletes in high-profile sexual harassment lawsuits and investigations. Spring is a member of the American Employment Law Council (AELC), a national invitation-only group of senior, management-side employment attorneys. He is the Northern California representative for the Wage & Hour Defense Institute (WHDI) a group comprised of rigidly selected top wage and hour litigators from across the country.

Spring loves to teach. He is an adjunct lecturer at California State University, Sacramento where he teaches an undergraduate course in recreation law each semester. Spring is also a frequent speaker to employment-related groups and associations on a variety of labor and employment law issues and is in charge of our firm’s monthly webinar series.

In his off-the-clock hours, Spring enjoys playing golf and white water rafting. Spring keeps his competitive juices flowing outside of work as well. He has served many years as a high school basketball and lacrosse coach. He currently is an assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Folsom High School.

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Location

  • 900 University Avenue, Suite 200
    Sacramento, CA 95825

Affiliations

  • Sacramento County Bar Association - Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee
  • Sacramento No Glass Ceiling Task Force - Board of Directors
  • Wage and Hour Defense Institute (WHDI) - Northern California Representative

CDF Labor Law LLP
Headquarters: Irvine, California

9 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

8 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employment Law - Management, Sacramento (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Awards:

  • Listed, Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine, 2018 - 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated
  • Listed, Best of the Bar, Sacramento Business Journal, 2015 & 2019
  • Listed, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2009 & 2013 - 2019

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