Mark A. Jacoby retired from the partnership in 2011. He served as head of Weil’s Labor and Employment law practice for more than two decades, and was a senior partner of the Employment Litigation group in the New York office at the time of his retirement.
Mr. Jacoby served as a negotiator, counselor, and litigator, with expertise in the full spectrum of labor, employee relations, civil rights, and employee benefits issues. His practice dealt with all fields of business endeavor, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, transportation, media, and financial services. He represented employers in all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining, arbitrations, and litigation under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act. He also had broad experience counseling and litigating matters under the civil rights laws, ERISA, and the many other laws governing the workplace. Mr. Jacoby is highly experienced in dealing with the labor, employment law, and employee benefit issues in corporate transactions and business reorganizations. He also has represented both employers and executives in dealing with individual employment contracts and the resolution of individual employment disputes. Mr. Jacoby remains active doing pro bono work through Weil in his field of expertise for various nonprofit organizations, and is qualified as a public FINRA arbitrator.
Mr. Jacoby was named a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2001. He has been listed in the International Who's Who of Management Labor and Employment Lawyers, The Legal 500, and The Best lawyers in America. Mr. Jacoby co-authored The Corporate Counsellor's Deskbook (Aspen Law), The Employment Law Deskbook for Human Resources Professionals (West Group), and Reorganizing Failing Businesses (American Bar Association).
Before entering private practice, Mr. Jacoby was a law professor at the Boston University School of Law and served as law clerk for U.S. District Judge William B. Herlands. Mr. Jacoby received his undergraduate degree with honors in engineering from Cornell University and earned his LL.B., magna cum laude, from the Columbia University Law School, where he was Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review.