"At Ater Wynne, we bring a TEAM-ORIENTED FOCUS to a client's issues. We're set up to provide the client with the particular expertise it needs without layers of red tape. We do the work with a high level of integrity. We're agile and deft in our responses and confident in our collective abilities."
– Michael (Sam) J. Sandmire, Partner
Stacey E. Mark
Stacey Mark chairs both the Labor and Employment Group and the Sustainable Practice Advisory Group. She focuses her practice on developing strategies that enable employers to meet their legal obligations in ways that promote their overall business objectives. Stacey draws on her extensive experience in employer counseling and litigation and her commitment to sustainability to help clients formulate policies to attract and retain the best employees, increase worker satisfaction and productivity, comply with their legal obligations, and minimize risks associated with litigation.
In addition to her work as an advisor, Stacey litigates employment-related claims in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals. These cases typically involve discrimination and harassment based on disability, sex, age, race, or other protected status, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, contract disputes, wage and hour issues, and the enforcement of confidentiality and non-competition agreements. Stacey has also successfully aided employers in opposing union organizing efforts.
Stacey is a regular contributor to the Northwest Business Litigation Blog and her articles have been published in the Portland Business Journal, among other newsletters and legal publications. She is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of employment issues, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour laws, equity based compensation, protection of proprietary rights, state and federal leave laws, policy development, and sustainable employment practices. Stacey has been recognized as an Oregon Super Lawyer from 2006 to 2017 and has also been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America.
Stacey is very involved in Ater Wynne’s core commitment to sustainability. In addition to her work on these issues internally, she helps clients find solutions that explore sustainable development options and incorporate sustainability concepts into their overall business plans. Stacey is also an artist who shows her work at a local gallery. She has been featured for her talents as a metalsmith/lawyer in The Oregon State Bar Bulletin. She also designs furniture and interiors.
- Ater Wynne LLP, Portland, Oregon, Partner, 1994 to present; Associate, 1987 to 1993
- Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., magna cum laude, 1987
- Temple University, B.F.A., 1977
Admitted to Practice
- District of Columbia
- District of Oregon, USDC
- Eastern District of Washington, USDC
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Oregon State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Multnomah Bar Association
- Northwest Lawyers and Artists, Former Member, Board of Directors
- Oregon Children's Theatre Company, Former Member, Board of Directors
- American Civil Liberties Union, Cooperating Attorney
- Volunteer Lawyers Project
Representative Publications and/or Presentations
- Are Your Confidentiality Agreements Up To Date? Northwest Business Litigation Blog. April 27, 2017.
- Legislators Introduce Bill to Address BOLI’s New Interpretation Of Manufacturing Overtime Rule. Northwest Business Litigation Blog. March 7, 2017.
- Federal Legislators Take Steps To Repeal Davis-Bacon Act. Northwest Business Litigation Blog. February 3, 2017.
- Feds Issue New Anti-Trust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals. Northwest Business Litigation Blog. November 1, 2016.
- Thinking About Asking An Employee When He Or She Plans To Retire? Better Think Again.... Northwest Business Litigation Blog. September 4, 2015.
- NLRB Issues Further Guidance On Employment Policies. Northwest Business Litigation Blog. March 22, 2015.
- Agencies Continue To Attack Restrictions On Employee Speech: Part 3 -- Lessons For Employers. Northwest Business Litigation Blog. May 27, 2014.
- Fed Agencies Attack Employer Confidentiality Policies. Portland Business Journal. November 2012.
- Navigating the Minefield: Understanding Protected Leaves of Absence. Ater Wynne Employment Law Seminar. March 18, 2010.
- Green works: a new way of looking at social sustainability. Sustainable Business Oregon. February 2010.
- Need Help? Legal Issues When Hiring Caregivers. Washington Healthcare News. November 2009.
- Employment Contracts 101. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. April 19, 2007. Reprinted by permission in Vol. VI, No. 3 The Icfai Journal of Employment Law.2008.
- Give Me a Break! Washington Healthcare News. July, 2008.
- NLRA Update: What Union and Non-Union Employers Need to Know Now. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. June 18, 2008
- Documentation and Record Keeping. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. August 16, 2007.
- Indemnification and Releases. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. June 21, 2007.
- Managing Chronic and Progressive Illness in the Workplace. (WA) (OR) Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. February 15, 2007.
- Sustainability in employment: It's about achieving balance. Portland Business Journal. September 1, 2006.
- Pushing Politics, Religion and Charity at Work - Where's the Line? Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. August 17, 2006.
- Disaster Planning and Recovery. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. June 15, 2006.
- Avoiding Litigation Risks Arising Out of Employment. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. February 16, 2006.
- Misclassifying employees sets stage for worker suits. Portland Business Journal. January 20, 2006.
- Conflicts of Interest. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. October 20, 2005.
- Communicating With Employees. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. August 18, 2005.
- Strategic Hiring Practices. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. April 21, 2005.
- Law Firms Respond to Corporate Move Toward Sustainable Development.Portland Business Journal. April 1, 2005.
- Green Employment Practices: Using Sustainability to Improve Your Bottom Line. Ater Wynne Employment Roundtable. February 17, 2005.