Mark H. Burak
Mark Burak has specialized in the representation of employers in labor and employment matters for nearly 20 years. Mr. Burak’s practice focuses primarily on defending employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Mr. Burak has successfully handled cases involving virtually the entire spectrum of employment related laws, with a particular emphasis on discrimination laws. He has tried several cases successfully to conclusion and obtained dismissals or summary judgment on scores of claims.
Mr. Burak devotes a substantial part of his practice to providing employers with practical, business savvy advice on day-to-day employment matters, including policy development, wage/hour matters, privacy, separation issues, employment law audits and investigations. Mr. Burak is an accomplished trainer and provides employment law training on a variety of areas, including sexual harassment, diversity and disability leave laws. Mr. Burak’s clients span a number of industries, including high technology, bio-tech, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, services and non-profit organizations. He has represented many of his clients for over a decade.
Education and Honors
J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1991
B.B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1987
- Top 100 Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine (2010)
- AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Super Lawyer (2007-present)
- Boston Bar Association (Co-Chair Labor and Employment Section (2012-2014), former member of the Steering Committee)
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Human Resources Leadership Forum (Labor and Employment Section)
In The News
- April 20, 2012 - - "Letter Carrier’s Claim of Disability-Based Harassment Properly Dismissed"
- July 24, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Blog Post - "R.I. Enacts “Ban-the-Box” Law, Limiting Employer Inquiries into Applicants’ Criminal Histories"
- August 17, 2012 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "New Developments in Rhode Island"
- March 19, 2012 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Meal Break Violations Cost A Massachusetts Retailer Almost $500,000"
- November 21, 2011 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Massachusetts Passes Legislation to Protect Gender Identity"
- 2008 - Boston Bar Association - "Employment Law Guide: A Practical Guide to Understanding Massachusetts Employment Law"