During his career Mark Filipp has been involved in a broad range of business disputes, with extensive experience defending companies in employment litigation cases filed in state and federal courts throughout Michigan, as well as employment claims before the EEOC and MDCR. He also has significant experience defending companies, directors, and officers against claims of shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.
Mr. Filipp has defended employers in employment cases of all types, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, and whistleblower actions. In addition, he is regularly involved in the preparation of employment agreements, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, and litigation involving their enforceability. Mr. Filipp has extensive experience negotiating severance agreements and packages for both employers and employees. Mr. Filipp also provides regular counsel to employers concerning such matters as reductions-in-force, employee discipline, and employee discharge. He also counsels employers on compliance matters involving federal and state law, including COBRA, ADA, FMLA, HIPAA and wage/hour matters under the FLSA and state laws.
Mr. Filipp has been an author of many books and articles on employment law and is a frequent lecturer on current employment law issues. He has been the co-author of the Employment Law Answer Book, a comprehensive treatise on employment law, for over 17 years. Mr. Filipp also taught the “Employment Law Series” at Schoolcraft College Continuing Education Services and conducts in-house training for employers on various employment law topics geared toward reducing risk and exposure to employment litigation.
J.D., University of Detroit School of Law, 1981;
Editor-in-chief of the Law Review and recipient of the Clarence M. Burton Scholar award
B.A., with honors, Michigan State University, 1978
Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of Michigan, 1982; U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western Divisions); U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
State Bar of Michigan
Chairperson of the Law Practice Management Section, 1998-1999
Member Labor and Employment Law Section, 1996-present
Oakland County Bar Association
Past Chairperson of the Young Lawyers Committee
Employment Law Answer Book Co-author (Wolters Kluwer) since 1997
(5th through 9th Editions, and annual supplements)
The Practical Guide to Employment Law (Wolters Kluwer), 2nd Edition andannual supplements since 2004
All three books published by Wolters Kluwer, New York, NY. Call 800.638.8437 to order or go to lrus.wolterskluwer.com