Mark J. Passero, Esq

Founder & Principal Attorney

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Mark Passero is an experienced trial attorney and counselor, and the owner and founder of Passero Employment Law.  After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mark spent nearly a decade at national and global law firms (Fox Rothschild and Reed Smith) focusing his practice on employment law, litigation, and counseling.  Mark now leverages that experience at Passero Employment Law, giving him unique insight to guide workers though negotiations, litigation, and workplace disputes.

Mark’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment law, including individual claims and class actions in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.  Mark litigates matters and provides counsel relating to all types of employment claims: wage and hour disputes, whistleblower retaliation (including under the False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)), employment discrimination (ADEA, Title VII, ADA, and state law claims), wrongful discharge, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of restrictive covenants, and tortious interference.  Mark also has significant experience conducting workplace investigations and arbitrating and mediating matters to successful resolutions.

Mark was recognized by Virginia Business Magazine in 2020, which named him to the “2020 Legal Elite: Young Lawyer” list that recognizes practitioners age 40 and younger.  In addition, Mark was named by Best Lawyers on its “Ones to Watch” list for 2021, in the areas of: Labor and Employment Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor and Employment.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Magna Cum Laude
  • State University of New York at Geneseo

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court – District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Third Circuit

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