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Mark S. Rudy
(415) 434-9800 x5611

Areas of Practice: Employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, severance negotiation, wage and hour, and similar issues, on behalf of employees. 

Mediation Profile: Mark Rudy has been serving as a mediator in employment and business-related matters for 16 years. He has mediated approximately 2,000 matters with a high degree of success. In June, 2002, Mr. Rudy was honored by the San Francisco Recorder as one of the top ten mediators in the Bay Area. In November, 2002, Mr. Rudy was acknowledged by the Daily Journal as one of the top twenty mediators in the State of California. In November, 2003, Mr. Rudy was presented by the Daily Journal as one of the top mediators in the State of California. In March, 2004, Mr. Rudy was listed in The Recorder as one of the "Head of Class" employment lawyers.


Mr. Rudy has handled, as lead counsel through trial, approximately 30 court and jury matters involving wrongful termination and/or employment discrimination, and in July, 1997 was acknowledged by the National Law Journal as one of America's top employment lawyers. He was selected by his peers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Northern California.

Mr. Rudy has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America continuously throughout its publication, recognized by Chambers as one of the five best employment lawyers in California, ranked as one of the top 100 Superlawyers in Northern California in the September, 2004 and September 2005 issues of Focus Magazine, as as one of the top employment lawyers in Northern California in The Recorder in Spring, 2004.

Mr. Rudy has been inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law, an honorary society. He has spoken numerous times on employment law matters throughout the country and has written extensively such as Co-Author: "Wrongful Employment Termination Practice," California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1987; Supplement, 1989; "Counseling a Plaintiff During Employment Litigation," April 1989 and "The Future of Wrongful Termination: A Plaintiff's Perspective," 1989, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Course Book Consultant, Matthew Bender California Employment Law Reporters, 1990 - present.

Educational History:

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1969
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1966

Litigation Successes:

Stephens v. Coldwell Banker Commercial Group (1988) 199 Cal.App.3d 1394 - appellate court upheld the jury?s punitive damage award to an employee who was discriminated against on the basis of his age

Luck v. Southern Pacific Transportation (1990) 218 C.A.3d 1- court of appeal upheld award to office worker who was fired for refusing to submit to drug testing urinalysis

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