MINNEAPOLIS, MN – March 2, 2011
. Mark A. Pihart
, a shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., has been designated a Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist
by the Minnesota State Bar Association
, one of few attorneys part of the inaugural group of lawyers to be certified. This new Certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. Certified attorneys have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in their specific field.
The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review and documented experience. This achievement has been earned by fewer than three percent of all licensed Minnesota attorneys.
With over 16,000 members, the MSBA is the state's largest and most influential voluntary organization of attorneys, providing continuing legal education and public service opportunities for lawyers, and assistance to the legal system. The MSBA has been accredited as an independent professional organization for certifying attorneys as Labor and Employment Law Specialists since 2009.
Mark, who regularly conducts employee and manager training around the country on a host of employment related issues, practices in the areas of Employment Counseling and Employment Litigation, and is the co-chair of the firm’s Employment Law group. He advises and represents a variety of clients on matters regarding employment discrimination, employment laws and regulations. He has extensive experience in representing and counseling clients on a wide range of employment related issues, including the hiring process, employment agreements, discrimination issues, leave of absence issues, wage and hour issues, non-competition covenants, trade secret issues, use of social media in the workplace, breach of contract claims and the termination process, including unemployment claims and compliance with state and federal employment laws.
Mark received his J.D. from the Iowa College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Iowa. He is a resident of Hopkins, MN.
About Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Winthrop & Weinstine is an exciting, dynamic corporate business and commercial litigation law firm focused on building strong client relationships through shared values and commitment to excellence. A "Top 10 Law Firm" in Minnesota, with 89 attorneys in over 25 practice areas, the firm's clients experience responsive, service-driven attorneys who passionately champion client issues, using innovation rather than outmoded tradition and creativity rather than standard formulas. The firm enjoys steady growth by meeting the diverse needs of its clients from individuals and emerging-growth businesses to Fortune
500 companies in an impressive array of industries throughout the Twin Cities and nationally.