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Mark J. Stepaniak

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MARK J. STEPANIAK joined the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in 1981 and is a partner in the Labor and Employment group. He received his undergraduate degree from Thomas More College in 1977 and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1980.

Mark represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including litigation for employers in the federal and state courts involving wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, race and age discrimination, retaliatory discharge and wage and hour matters. He is experienced in trade secret and non-competition agreement litigation.

Mark has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements in the broadcast, music, automotive, soft drink beverage, plastics, logistics, distributing, dairy and paper working industries, and for public sector employers, including hospitals, the Cincinnati Public Schools and the University of Cincinnati. He has primary responsibility for all aspects of NLRB proceedings, strike preparedness, including coordination of security measures, obtaining injunctions against mass picketing and violence, pursuing contempt orders, initiating criminal prosecutions, coordinating the hiring of a replacement workforce and defending management in related proceedings.

Mark is honored with inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati, and he is named in the Cincinnati Magazine listing of Ohio Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Public Affairs Council of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the board of directors of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and is past president of the board of trustees for Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio. Mark served as chair of the firm's employment committee and is a former member of the executive committee.