Mark T. Phillis

Mark T. Phillis


Recognized since 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Mark T. Phillis handles a wide range of employment issues with a focus on those related to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also handles cases involving:

  • Unlawful discrimination and harassment
  • Employment litigation
  • Wage and hour issues
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act

    He represents employers in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and other administrative agencies.

    He also counsels unionized and non-unionized employers on:

    • Employment policies and practices
    • Ways to avoid and minimize potential liability
    • Ensuring pay practice compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state wage and hour laws

      A frequent speaker at seminars, Mark also conducts training for employers on topics such as harassment prevention, investigations and recruiting techniques. He serves as co-chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Council and was one of the founding shareholders of the Pittsburgh office.

      Most commonly, Mark works with clients in:

      • Financial services
      • Healthcare
      • Non-profit
      • Education
      • Manufacturing
      • Construction
      • High technology

        Before joining Littler Mendelson, Mark studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and received an Organization of American States grant to study at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In law school, he was executive and production editor of the Journal of Law Reform.

Contact & Links


  • EQT Plaza
    625 Liberty Avenue, 26th Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222


  • Georgetown University, BS, graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • Allegheny County Bar Association - Member
  • Alumni Admissions Program, Western Pennsylvania - Georgetown University - Chair
  • Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association - Member
  • Mental Health America - Allegheny County - Former Board Member
  • Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts - Member, Advisory Board
  • Residential Care Services - Former Board President
  • Residential Care Services - Member, Board of Directors

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

234 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

155 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

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

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Pittsburgh (2020)

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

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


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