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
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • 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 co-chair of the firm's Traditional Labor Practice Group.

Professional & 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

Fellow

College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Inducted 2017

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor Management Relations

Legal 500 United States

2016

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2013-2018

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2007-2020

Named, Super Lawyer

Minnesota

Super Lawyers

News, Analysis & Press

Big Law Rules Employer Defense Business in Labor Board Cases

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

December 7, 2016

Best Practices When Preparing for Employment Litigation

Minnesota Grocers Association

August 2015

Despite House Vote, Employers Should Prepare for Quicker Union Elections

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

March 19, 2015

NLRB Issues “Quickie Election” Rule: What Employers Need to Know About Changes to the Union Election Process

Minnesota Grocers Association

January 2015

Reducing Your Risk of Discrimination Claims

MN Grocer Magazine

Minnesota Grocer’s Association

Summer 2012

The "Bring Your Own Device" to Work Movement

Littler Report

May 10, 2012

Books & Book 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, 2015 Supplement

Speaking Engagements

Employment and Labor Law Update: The Future is Changing, Are You Ready?

Food Marketing Institute’s Legal Regulatory & Compliance Conference, Charleston, SC

June 23-25, 2019

NRLB Developments in Representation Cases and Protected Activity

64th Annual Food and Dairy Human Resources/Labor Relations Conference, Indian Wells, CA

March 18, 2019

The NLRB in Flux: A Conversation with General Counsel Peter Robb

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 3, 2018

The NLRB: A Look Ahead

2017 Littler Midwest Employer Conference

October 26, 2017

Local Policy, Case Law and Labor Update

2017 Florida Employer Conference

Littler, Miami, FL

October 17, 2017

Big 80s Supermarkets Mega Change

Brainerd, MN

July 30-August 1, 2017

Realistic Expectations from the NLRB: Reversal of Obama Labor Policies, Business as Usual or Something in Between?

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Labor Law Update - Are You Prepared for Change

2017 FMI/GMA Productivity Conference, San Diego, CA

May 1, 2017

Annual Labor Update

FMI/GMS Productivity Conference

May 1, 2017

Labor and Employment Update Under the Trump Administration

FMI Legal Conference

April 2017

NLRB Election Results Under New Regulations and UFO Update

National Food and Dairy Conference

March 2017

New England Legal Update

2016 New England Employer Conference, Burlington, MA

October 13, 2016

Banzai! Anglin’ The Riptides of Labor Laws

Minnesota Grocers Association Annual Conference, Brainerd, MN

August 2, 2016

2016 Election Update

RILA, Minneapolis, MN

July 12, 2016

Labor Law Update

FMI, Chicago, IL

June 21, 2016

The Future of Union Organizing: Addressing Labor’s New Strategies in the Streets and the Emergence of UFOs

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference

May 4, 2016

Staying Ahead of the Ever-Changing Labor Landscape

Supply Chain Conference, New Orleans, LA

February 22-24, 2016

Is There a Future for Collective Representation of American Workers and If So, What Will and Should It Look Like

Chicago-Kent College of Law

November 13, 2015

Labor Law Update - Making a More Perfect Union

Littler Mendelson

October, 29, 2015

2015 Labor Law Update

Minnesota Grocers Association

July 17, 2015

Ambush Election Regulations and Other Related NLRB Mischief

National Retail Federation

May 5, 2015

"Ambush" Elections Have Arrived: Are You Ready?

April 10, 2015

Labor Update - Littler Webinar

April 8, 2015

Government Moving the Goalposts - Labor & Workplace Policy Changes - What do they mean for Franchising?

January 13, 2015

“Ambush” Elections Have Arrived: Are You Ready?

December 17, 2014

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

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University
  • M.A., Boston Collegemagna cum laude
  • B.A., Boston Collegemagna cum laude

Bar Admission

Minnesota
Florida
Wisconsin
Massachusetts

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • 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, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois