Overview

G. Mark Jodon focuses his practice on employment-related litigation, including wage and hour collective actions, specifically handling matters related to:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Minimum wage and overtime claims
  • Non-disclosure and non-competition agreements
  • NLRB Proceedings

He represents clients in state and federal courts, in labor arbitrations and in administrative hearings before the National Labor Relations Board. He also appears before governmental agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor. He has specific experience with claims arising under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • The Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA)
  • The Texas Labor Code

In addition to his litigation experience, Mark counsels clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour issues, family and medical leave matters, covenants not to compete, and union avoidance strategies.

Mark is a frequent lecturer at labor and employment seminars and conducts human resources training workshops upon request. Most frequently, Mark works with the following types of companies:

  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Petro chemical

In law school, Mark was a member of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Secretary

Houston Society for the Performing Arts

2016

Member, Executive Committee

Houston Society for the Performing Arts

2016

Former Chairman

Houston Management Lawyers Forum

Member

Texas Bar Association

Member

Houston Bar Association

Chapter Attorney

Greater Houston Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors

Chapter Attorney

Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors

Member

Personnel Committee

Children's Museum of Houston

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2020

Named, Lawyer of the Year

The Best Lawyers in America©

2019

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers

2007-2018

News, Analysis & Press

Mark Jodon Comments on SEIU Strategy

Houston Chronicle

December 22, 2006

Mark Jodon Warns Employers About Card Checks

Houston Chronicle Online

November 16, 2006

Contributing Editor

Build Houston

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston

Speaking Engagements

Wage and Hour Class Action Avoidance

2017 Littler Houston Employer Conference

August 10, 2017

2016 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 11, 2016

NLRB Enforcement Initiative 2016: The Impact on Non-Union Workplaces

Houston, TX

April 20, 2016

Wage & Hour Training: Compliance Strategies to Avoid Liability Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

August 26, 2015

2015 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 13, 2015

New Year, New Regulations: An Update of the New Regulations Enacted by the NLRB

Houston, TX

February 10, 2015

The 2014 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 14, 2014

The 2011 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 11, 2011

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., Washington & Jefferson College, 1982cum laude

Bar Admission

Texas
Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma