PHILADELPHIA—Drinker Biddle has added Mark J. Foley to its Labor and Employment practice group. He joins the firm as a partner residing in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

“Mark has a reputation as a stand out talent among lawyers in Philadelphia and has worked closely with partners at our firm in the past. We are excited to have him join Drinker Biddle,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “His experience and roster of clients are synergistic with key growth areas for the firm such as blue chip technology, and pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.”

Most recently, Mr. Foley was co-chair of the Labor and Employment group at Cozen O’Connor. He has experience in a broad range of matters under local, state and federal law, including the NLRA, LMRA, Title VII, Section 1983 and the First Amendment, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, whistleblower laws, restrictive covenants and trade secrets and executive transition issues.

Mr. Foley has represented management in the public and private sectors, including higher education, public utilities, technology and pharmaceutical clients, in collective bargaining negotiations and other matters. He has been named by Human Resource Executive as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” for the past five years and is consistently ranked by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. Early in his legal career, Mr. Foley was part of the City of Philadelphia Law Department in former Mayor Edward Rendell’s administration from 1992 to 1995.

“As a well-regarded practitioner, Mark adds to the strength of our growing labor and employment group,” said Drinker Biddle Labor and Employment practice group chair Cheryl D. Orr. “He brings decades of experience to our team and enhances our capabilities in the areas of labor relations and employment discrimination.”

Mr. Foley graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Law and was associate editor of the Villanova Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He has a bachelor of arts from Pennsylvania State University.

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