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Mark A. Sweet practices primarily in the areas of labor and employment law on behalf of unions and employees. He received his B.A., with honors, in from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994. During law school, Mr. Sweet served as Staff Member and Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review.
Since 1996, Mark has been a trusted advocate for unions and the cause of organized labor. Between 1994 and 1996, Mark served as a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2001, Mark opened his own labor law firm committed to providing effective advocacy to Wisconsin unions. Since its inception, the law firm has proudly served the greatest anti-poverty mechanism in American history – the labor movement.
Prior to 2001, Mark worked for the law firms of Shneidman Myers (Milwaukee) and Robein, Urann & Lurye (Louisiana). Mark has lectured to unions throughout the Southeast and the Midwest regarding organizing strategies, federal and State legislative initiatives that affect unions and their mission, steward training, and NLRB practice and procedure. Mark also represents unions before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission in prohibited practice and interest arbitration cases. He has also represented individuals and classes of employees in a wide array of cases arising under employment contracts, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
Mark is licensed to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various federal district courts, and is a member of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO.