Overview

Mark W. Schneider focuses his international practice on representing management in all phases of labor law and labor relations before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Specifically, he handles:

  • Collective bargaining
  • National Labor Relations Act claims
  • Strategic business planning and restructuring matters
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Labor arbitration
  • Labor relations
  • Positive employee relations and union campaign advice

Mark works with a broad range of clients, including state and national trade associations and those in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Health care
  • Retail

Mark speaks nationally and conducts training for employer groups and trade organizations, including the Society for Human Resource Management, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, as well as other trade associations and private industry. In addition, he has been a lecturer on labor law for the Graduate School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has taught labor law for the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Currently, Mark serves as a member of Littler's Board of Directors and co-chair of the firm's Traditional Labor Practice Group.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Florida Bar Association

Member

Wisconsin Bar Association

Member

Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act

American Bar Association

Recognition

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2013-2015

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2007-2015

Named, Super Lawyer

Minnesota

Super Lawyers

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Publications & Press

Reducing Your Risk of Discrimination Claims

MN Grocer Magazine

Minnesota Grocer’s Association

Summer 2012

The "Bring Your Own Device" to Work Movement

Littler Reports

May 10, 2012

Books and Chapters

  • The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act , Bloomberg BNA , Secondary Activity: Handbills, Pickets, and Strikes, Chapter 22, Contributing Editor, 6th Ed. , 2014

Speaking Engagements

Ambush Election Regulations and Other Related NLRB Mischief

National Retail Federation

May 5, 2015

Labor Update

April 8, 2015

The EU Labor Relation System vs. The US Labor System

Employment Law Committee - International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

December 17, 2014

NLRB Update

Employee & Labor Relations Law Conference - Target, Minneapolis, MN

October 2014

The Plot Thickens: Federal Labor Laws

2014 Annual Conference - Minnesota Grocers Association, Brainerd, MN

July 28, 2014

How Employee Representation in Europe Differs from Representation in the U.S.: Unions & Work Councils

Bloomberg BNA

June 25, 2014

Labor Update 2014

2014 Supply Chain Conference - Trading Partner Alliance (TPA), Orlando, FL

February 18, 2014

Emerging Trends: Employment Law Solutions

2013 Midwest Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis, MN

October 30, 2013

International Labor Law: Opportunity, Solution, or Intrusion?

2013 Symposium - Minnesota Law Review, Minneapolis, MN

October 25, 2013

Federal Labor Update: 2013 Walking the Gangplank of Labor Laws

2013 Annual Conference - Minnesota Grocers Association, Brainerd, MN

July 29, 2013

Labor Law Developments and ACA

2013 Legal Conference, FMI, San Francisco, CA

June 10, 2013

Employee Representation in Europe and in the US

Bloomberg BNA Webinar

May 21, 2013

Labor Update 2013: What are Congress and the Administration Up To?

Supply Chain Conference - Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Orlando, FL

February 5, 2013

2012 Midwest Employer Conference

Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2012

The Obama Administration’s Impact On Labor Law And In The Workplace

2012 Midwest Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2012

Learn the Regulatory Tango & Labor Cha-Cha

Minnesota Grocer’s Association, Brainerd, MN

July 30, 2012

Labor Law Background Checks and OSHA Developments

Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Miami, FL

June 3-5, 2012

Guiding Your Company through Dramatic Changes: The Critical Legal/HR Role in Major Transactions

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

The Retail Industry Summit

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 9, 2012

2012 Labor Law Update

International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), Las Vegas, NV

January 29, 2012

Labor Landscape 2012: What are Congress and the Obama Administration Up To?

Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Orlando, FL

January 23, 2012

An Update on Labor Law Change & The NLRB and the Teamsters Union in 2011

Driver Employer Council of America, Napa, CA

October 7, 2011

Labor Law Update

Midwest Employer - Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis, MN

October 4, 2011

Labor Law Update 2011: Unwrap the Mummy Labor Issues

Minnesota Grocers Association

August 2, 2011

2012 Labor Law Update

American Baker's Association, Farmington, PA

July 18, 2011

2011 Labor & Employment Issues

Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Denver, CO

June 6, 2011

Labor Update 2011: What's Happening in Washington and Beyond

Food Marketing Institute

June 6, 2011

Labor Update 2011: What's Happening in Washington and Beyond

Society for Human Resource Management

April 21, 2011

Labor Update 2011: What are Congress and the Obama Administration Up To?

Food Marketing Institute

February 1, 2011

Today's Union Challenges for Global Companies

Global Employer Conference - Littler Mendelson

October 21, 2010

NLRB Update and Labor Law Issues Relevant To Non-Union Employees

International Bar Association

October 6, 2010

The Big Catch: Labor Guidelines in a Sea of Change

Minnesota Grocers Association

August 2, 2010

Cross Border Issues with Deferred Benefit Plans

Ius Laboris

May 6, 2010

Labor Law Update: What are Congress and the Obama Administration Up To?

Food Marketing Institute

February 2, 2010

Employer and the New Administration Preparing for the Onslaught

Food Marketing Institute

April 7, 2009

2006 HFTP Club & Hotel Controllers Conferences

Minneapolis, MN

June 20, 2006

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University, 1976
  • M.A., Boston College, 1973 magna cum laude
  • B.A., Boston College, 1973 magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Minnesota
Florida
Wisconsin

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois