People: Michael F. Marino, III, Partner

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Michael F. Marino, III

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5505
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Michael Marino is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He represents multinational corporations, small businesses, key executives, professional athletes and celebrities on a nationwide basis in all types of employment related and other professional services matters.  Nationwide, he has tried court cases, arbitrations and administrative proceedings in many jurisdictions, and advised clients on employment issues in all types of workplace settings, from manufacturing to financial and retail services.  He has also served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations at a variety of workplaces across the country.  Mr. Marino is also a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment.

Mr. Marino is a trial lawyer.  He has successfully tried over twenty cases in federal court jurisdictions across the country, along with many administrative proceedings and labor arbitrations.  He also specializes in drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements; providing strategic labor advice to companies; counseling to minimize litigation; trying arbitrations and handling mediations to resolve complex civil issues.

Mr. Marino prevailed in the United States Supreme Court, reversing an adverse decision of the Ninth Circuit.  (Motel 6 Operation L.P. v. Huttinger U.S. 00-984, Feb. 20, 2001.)  He has also successfully argued federal court appellate cases in the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, including reversing a decision of the NLRB and being awarded attorneys’ fees in the Fourth Circuit.  He has served as chief negotiator and strategist for management with many labor unions and locals of the United Auto Workers (UAW); Local 3 of the IBEW; Local 30 of the Operating Engineers; the International Association of Machinists (IAM); the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW); the United Brotherhood of Electrical workers (UE); UNITEHERE; (SEIU) Service Employees International Unions; and the Teamsters, among many other unions.

He is the author and co-author of many publications including “Workplace Law: The Employers Guide” with editions in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York and  Virginia.

Prior to entering private practice Mr. Marino served proudly as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Michael Marino is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He represents multinational corporations, small businesses, key executives, professional athletes and celebrities on a nationwide basis in all types of employment related and other professional services matters.  Nationwide, he has tried court cases, arbitrations and administrative proceedings in many jurisdictions, and advised clients on employment issues in all types of workplace settings, from manufacturing to financial and retail services.  He has also served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations at a variety of workplaces across the country.  Mr. Marino is also a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment.

Mr. Marino is a trial lawyer.  He has successfully tried over twenty cases in federal court jurisdictions across the country, along with many administrative proceedings and labor arbitrations.  He also specializes in drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements; providing strategic labor advice to companies; counseling to minimize litigation; trying arbitrations and handling mediations to resolve complex civil issues.

Mr. Marino prevailed in the United States Supreme Court, reversing an adverse decision of the Ninth Circuit.  (Motel 6 Operation L.P. v. Huttinger U.S. 00-984, Feb. 20, 2001.)  He has also successfully argued federal court appellate cases in the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, including reversing a decision of the NLRB and being awarded attorneys’ fees in the Fourth Circuit.  He has served as chief negotiator and strategist for management with many labor unions and locals of the United Auto Workers (UAW); Local 3 of the IBEW; Local 30 of the Operating Engineers; the International Association of Machinists (IAM); the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW); the United Brotherhood of Electrical workers (UE); UNITEHERE; (SEIU) Service Employees International Unions; and the Teamsters, among many other unions.

He is the author and co-author of many publications including “Workplace Law: The Employers Guide” with editions in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York and  Virginia.

Prior to entering private practice Mr. Marino served proudly as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Education

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center (1982)
    Labor Law
  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law (1974)
    Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • B.S., Cornell University (1971)
    School of Industrial & Labor Relations

Admissions

  • New York
  • District Of Columbia
  • Virginia

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits

Affiliations

  • NYC Bar Veterans Pro Bono Project
  • New York State Bar Association (Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section; Employment Law Section)
  • Virginia Bar Association (Labor Relations & Employment Law Section, Past Chairman)
  • The Multi-state Labor Law Program (Permanent Planning Committee, Tulane University)
  • Dan Marino Foundation (Board of Directors and Counsel)
  • Jason Taylor Foundation (Board of Directors and Counsel )
  • The Ritz Carlton Club Board of Directors, St. Thomas and Aspen Highlands (Counsel)
  • NYC Council of Marines
  • Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
     

Representative Engagements

  • Had certiorari granted and adverse 9th Circuit Court of Appeals verdict vacated by U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Won retaliation case in Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Represented celebrity athlete in World Intellectual Property Organization in recapturing website domain name from cyber theft.
  • Negotiated numerous athlete and celebrity endorsement agreements.
  • Served as lead counsel in U.S. Department of Justice discrimination class action under Title II for one of the world's largest hospitality companies.
  • Served as lead counsel in several nationwide class actions alleging misclassification under the wage and hour law.
  • Served as lead counsel in California wage and hour class action lawsuits, and meal and break cases in the hospitality industry.
  • Argued numerous cases in U.S. Courts of Appeals in the Fourth and Ninth circuits.
  • Tried over 20 federal court cases to verdict throughout the United States.
  • Chief Negotiator and strategist for management in college bargaining negotiations with UAW, IUE, IAM, UFCW, UE, UNITE and Teamsters.
  • Negotiation of numerous sports marketing and other celebrity appearance and licensing agreements.
  • Counsel to executive producer of an independent movie.
  • Negotiated literary and other publishing agreements.

Representative Cases

  • UAW Local 2269 v. Columbus Parts Distribution Center of Volvo Parts North America, Arbitration before Richard Colvin, August, 2010
  • Local 3, IBEW -and- BNY Power Operations, LLC, Arbitration before Jerrold J. Mehlman, October 2010
  • Quintero v. Ametek, Inc., et al., No. 1:10-CV-10607 (D. Mass. Apr. 12, 2010)
  • Irene Trejo v. French Redwood, Inc. d/b/a/ Sofitel SF Bay, No. CIV-492692 (Sup. Ct. Cal. San Mateo Cty. 2010)
  • Joseph W. Gomez v. Accor North America, Inc., No. BUR -L-573-10 (Sup. Ct. NJ Burlington Cty. 2010)
  • Tara Bradford, et al., v. Accor North America, Inc., et al., No. CV-10-342-B (Circuit Ct. AL Houston Cty. 2010)
  • Danny L. Baker v. Accor North America, et al., No. 1:10-cv-00660 (NCMD 2010)
  • Samson Scott v. Accor North America Inc., No. 10-01611 (Sup. Ct. Mass. 2010)
  • Aquilus Ricks v. La Touriane, LLC d/b/a Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, No. 09-CV-4870 (N. D. Ill. 2009)
  • Randall Blake v. Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, et al., No. 09-CV-4870 (N.D. Ill. 2009)
  • Monica Gould, et al., No. 2:09-CV-08157 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 6, 2009)
  • Deal v. Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., No. 2009 WL 1346886 (D. Va. May 12, 2009)
  • Law v. Bioheart, Inc., 2009 WL: 693149 (D. Tenn. Mar 3, 2009)
  • Castellanos, v. Accor North America Inc., et al., No. SCV-241015 (Sup. Ct. Cal. Sonoma Cty. 2009)
  • Mireya Castaneda, et al., v. Motel 6 O.L.P., et al.,  No. M-96127 (Sup. Ct. Cal. Monterey Cty. 2008)
  • Deal v. Grubb, No. 7:08-CV-00575 (W.D. Va. Nov. 5, 2008)
  • Georgotas v. Laro Maintenance Corp., 865 N.Y.S. 2d 651 (2008)
  • Miniet v. Accor North America, Inc. (Hotel Sofitel), No. 1:08-CV-20575 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 17, 2008)
  • Peggy Allen v. Accor North America, Inc., No. 2:07-CV-06119 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 20, 2007)
  • Kathy Ransom v. Accor North America, Inc., No. 2:07-CV-05769 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 5, 2007)
  • Joseph Subia v. Accor North America, Inc., No. CV-080957 (Sup. Ct. Cal. San Luis Obispo Cty.)
  • Cano v. Accor North America, Inc., (cite)
  • Daphne Barak v. Mohamed Al Fayad, No. 06A1213 (2007)
  • Pope v. Motel 6, No. 37771, 121 Nev. 307 (June 23, 2005)
  • Bush v. Manpower Inc., No. 00-7227, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 35412 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 20, 2000)
  • Bush v. NationsBank, No. 99-7164, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 34730 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 27, 1999)
  • Bush v. Manpower, Inc., No. 99-7114, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 29570 (D.C. Cir. Oct. 8, 1999)
  • Ngyuyen v. Inova Alexandria Hosp., No. 98-2215, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 17978 (4th Cir. July 30 1999)
  • Huttinger v. Motel 6 Operating L.P., No. 98-35533, No. 98-35608, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 15143 (9th Cir. Mar. 9, 1999)
  • McKinney v. Motel 6, No. 97-1048, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 13217 (4th Cir. June 22, 1998)
  • Reddy v. BDM Fed., No. 97-1053, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 9812 (4th Cir. May 15, 1998)
  • Mohaselli v. Southland Corp., No. 97-1937, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 3071 (4th Cir. Feb. 24, 1998)
  • Asuncion v. Southland Corp., No. 96-2702, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 2840 (4th Cir. Feb. 23, 1998)
  • Darrikhuma v. Southland Corp., No. 97-1297, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 32309 (4th Cir. Nov. 19, 1997)
  • Taylor v. Fresh Fields Mkts., No. 96-2042, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 10152 (4th Cir. May 7, 1997)
  • Taiwo v. Southland Corp., No. 95-2902, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 19026 (4th Cir. Aug. 1, 1996)
  • Taylor v. Fresh Fields Mkt., No. 95-3062, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 2607 (4th Cir. Feb. 21, 1996)
  • Amin v. Southland Corp, No. 93-2197, 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 3946, (4th Cir. Mar. 2, 1994)
  • Sailor v. Hubbell, Inc., No. 92-1135, No. 92-1161, 4 F. 3d 323 (1993)
  • Merdan Group, Ind. v. Logicon Eagle Technology, Inc., No. 92-2183, 1993 U.S. App. LEXIS 19182, (4th Cir. July 26, 1993)
  • Taylor v. Southland Corp., No. 91-2143, No. 91 2184, 1991 U.S. App. LEXIS 29914 (4th Cir. Dec. 26, 1991)
  • Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corp. v. International Union, United Auto., etc., No. 89-1515, 914 F. 2d 1493 (1990)
  • Patel v. Southland Corp., No. 90-2009, 904 F. 2d 701 (1990)
  • Williams v. Cerberonics, Inc., Nos. 88-3971, 88-3984, 871 F. 2d 452 (1989)
  • Morris v. Bianchini, No. 87-1571, 838 F. 2d 467 (1988)

Accolades

  • Captain, United  States Marine Corps (1970 – 1978)
  • Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law (1987 to Present)
  • Who's Who in America
  • Voted Among "The Legal Elite," Virginia's Top Lawyers in Labor/Employment, Virginia Business (December 2000)
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2000) - Fairfax Bar Association
  • Named in Super Lawyers for New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia
  • Achieved the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell