Mark Papadopoulos

Partner

Email: mpapadopoulos@islerdare.com

Mark E. Papadopoulos is a Partner at IslerDare PC.

Mark litigates cases and advises clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters including those arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as state workplace law such as restrictive covenants and common law torts.  Mark is co-author of the Virginia Wage and Hour Handbook and frequently presents seminars on the Fair Labor Standards Act and related wage and hour topics.  Mark served as Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association’s Employment Law Section from 2010-2011.

Prior to joining IslerDare in 2008, Mark served for six years in the U.S. Department of Labor.  In 2005, Mark was appointed Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Employment Standards where he assisted with a variety of wage and hour matters including federal regulations, legal guidance documents, and enforcement policy with a particular emphasis on matters involving the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Prior to this appointment, Mark practiced for three years in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of Labor where he rendered advice and litigated cases on behalf of the Department.

Before his government service, Mark practiced civil litigation for three years in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Mark graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School in 1998.  After law school, Mark clerked for one year for the Honorable J.L. Edmondson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark resides with his wife and three children in Falls Church, Virginia.

Education

Cornell Law School, J.D., 1998
Magna Cum Laude
Order of the Coif
General Editor, Cornell Law Review

Haverford College
B.A. English, 1995

Professional Memberships

State:
Connecticut (1999)
District of Columbia (2000)
Virginia (2008)

Federal:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals (4th Circuit; 5th Circuit; 7th Circuit; 10th Circuit; D.C. Circuit)

Bar Associations:
Fairfax County Bar Association, Employment Law Section

Publications

Department of Labor Increases Salary Level for Exempt Employees, Employment Law Update (May 2016)

The Potential Impact of Sequestration on FLSA-Exempt Employees and Employee Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (February 2013)

Virginia Wage and Hour Handbook, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legal Reference Series (2010) (available at www.vachamber.com)

Department of Labor Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations Go Into Effect (2009)

Professional/Continuing Legal Education Presentations

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Nuts and Bolts of Wage and Hour Law
(Washington, DC; September 19, 2017)

Federal Bar Association and myLawCLE: Essentials of Wage and Hour Practice
(Live video broadcast; April 4, 2017)

HR Alliance: FLSA Update: New Salary Level Regulations
(Washington, DC; October 19, 2016)

Washington Area Compensation and Benefits Association: Advanced Topics in Wage and Hour Litigation and Compliance: New Overtime Regulations and More
(Washington, DC; September 15, 2016)

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Advanced Topics in Wage and Hour Litigation and Compliance: New Overtime Regulations and More
(Washington, DC; August 25, 2016)

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Avoiding and Litigating Wage and Hour Cliams under the FLSA
(Washington, DC; August 2015)

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Pay Now or Pay Later: Ensuring Comprehensive Wage and Hour Compliance
(Tysons Corner, VA; May 2015)

Virginia CLE: Nuts and Bolts of FLSA Compliance and Litigation
(Charlottesville, VA; January 2015)

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Avoiding and Litigating Wage and Hour Claims Under the FLSA
(Washington, DC; August 2014)

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Avoiding and Litigating Wage and Hour Claims Under the FLSA
(Washington, DC; August 2013)

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Avoiding and Litigating Wage and Overtime Claims Under the FLSA
(Washington, DC; September 2012)

National Employment Law Council 17th Annual Conference: Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot
(Arlington, VA; April 2012)

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Avoiding and Litigating Wage and Overtime Claims
(Washington, DC; September 2011)

Lord Fairfax Community College: Fair Labor Standards Act
(Middleton, Virginia; June 2011)

Society for Human Resource Management: The Obama Wage and Hour Agenda
(Falls Church, Virginia; April 2011)

The District of Columbia Bar CLE: Avoiding and Litigating Wage and Overtime Claims
(Washington, DC; February 2011)

Society for Human Resource Management: Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later, The Fair Labor Standards Act
(Warrenton, Virginia; April 2010)

Fairfax Bar Association: Family and Medical Leave Act Statutory and Regulatory Revisions
(Tysons Corner, Virginia; December 2009)

Society for Human Resource Management: Family and Medical Leave Act Regulation Revisions of 2009: What Human Resources Professionals Need to Know
(Warrenton, Virginia; August 2009)