Mark J. Foley

Phone: (215) 988-2744 (215) 988-2744


Mark J. Foley represents management in employment and labor matters and is often called upon by clients to act as lead trial and appellate counsel in state and federal courts.

Mark has worked in a broad range of employment matters under local, state and federal laws, including the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), Title VII, Section 1983 and the First Amendment, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), whistleblower laws, restrictive covenants and trade secrets and executive transition issues.

When he isn’t in the office, Mark contributes his time to multiple community organizations in the Philadelphia area, including the National Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.


Mark has extensive experience representing clients in labor and employment matters. His representative matters include:

  • Leading negotiations for a national research university in collective bargaining negotiations with faculty and support staff unions.
  • Representing a public utility in negotiations with a national utility union.
  • Representing a technology company in multi-jurisdictional actions involving disclosure of trade secrets.
  • Representing a national pharmaceutical distributor in a union organizing campaign.
  • Representing a major insurance company as part of a multi-jurisdictional defense team in a national FLSA class actions.


Chambers & Partners USA, Labor & Employment - Pennsylvania (2006-2019)

Best Lawyers®, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2020)

“100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers,” Human Resource Executive magazine (2010-2019)

Awards Methodology (

Mark Foley is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who offers strengths defending employers against a broad spectrum of employee claims, alongside wider strengths in trade secrets and restrictive covenants matters. Interviewees commend his abilities in ‘elite cases across the region’ and praise his ‘high-profile practice.’

Chambers USA (2018)

Mark Foley draws praise for his expertise across a range of traditional labor issues, as well as his handling of employment disputes at trial and appellate level. Clients praise his detail-oriented approach, stating: 'He's absolutely up to speed on the issues. He's fully in the know.'

Chambers USA (2017)


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1987, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Villanova Law Review
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1984

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court


  • Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Board of Governors
  • National Constitution Center Corporate Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Board of Directors