Mark E. Zelek is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice and leader of the firm's International Labor and Employment Practice. He currently serves as the Miami office’s managing partner. Mr. Zelek's practice focuses on counseling and representing employers in the full spectrum of employment and employee benefits law matters, including FLSA, noncompete and trade secrets, and discrimination litigation and arbitration. Mr. Zelek also has experience with international and Puerto Rican labor law matters, and he advises domestic clients on Latin American and Puerto Rican labor law and Latin American clients on U.S. labor law. From Miami, Mr. Zelek is part of our cross-practice Global Workforce team that provides integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning across the spectrum of labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues.
From 2006 through 2013, Mr. Zelek was named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for employment law by Chambers USA, based on the views of clients, peers, and other industry professionals. Clients reported that Mr. Zelek "rises to the occasion" and "always sensibly weighs up the pros and cons of a matter before acting." Part of our Chambers Global ranked Employment team, Chambers also has called Mr. Zelek "well steeped in labor law" and has reported that Mr. Zelek regularly uses his fluency in Spanish to the benefit of clients, advising Latin American clients on U.S. labor law and vice versa.
Mr. Zelek, who is fluent in Spanish, has lectured widely on a broad range of labor and employee benefits law issues.