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Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Mark M. Whitney
Mark Whitney is a partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy and practices in the field of employment law, specializing in management representation. He represents employers before administrative agencies and the courts in disputes arising under the myriad State and Federal laws that regulate the employment relationship. An important part of Mark's practice is helping clients prevent such disputes by providing consulting services on a variety of employment law issues, such as risk management practices, personnel policies, and statutory compliance. He also conducts seminars and employee/management training on a variety of employment-related topics.
A significant part of Mark's practice involves helping companies protect their trade secrets, customer goodwill and other proprietary information, which includes evaluation of critical company policies and practices and drafting of employee agreements (noncompete, nonsolicitation, nondisclosure, intellectual property, separation and other employment agreements). Mark regularly represents companies in court seeking to prevent the misappropriation of trade secrets or other methods of unfair competition; he also assists companies who find themselves embroiled in noncompete litigation with their new hire's former employer. Mark was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute. He is an active member of the Trade Secret and Interference with Contracts Committee of the ABA’s Section of Intellectual Property Law. Mark previously served for several years as the editor of the Massachusetts chapter of the leading national treatise on noncompetition law. [Covenants Not to Compete: A State By State Survey (BNA 2004)]
Mark is active in the community. He serves on the Personnel Board of the Town of Winchester, Massachusetts. Mark is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ALS Association - Massachusetts Chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and providing patient services. He also serves as a member of the ALS Association National Board of Representatives. Mark coaches two soccer teams, as part of his town youth soccer club.
Before joining Morgan, Brown & Joy, Mark gained large-firm practice experience in New York City, New Hampshire and Boston. In addition to law firm experience, Mark worked as in-house counsel for a New England-based insurance company where he oversaw its Employment Practices Liability Insurance program.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Rochester (B.A. 1987) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1993), where he was an editorial member of the Brooklyn Law Review and member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He is admitted to practice before the Bars of: the States of New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of New Hampshire, and the District of Massachusetts; the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits; and the United States Court of Federal Claims.