Marc L. Zaken

Shareholder || Stamford

Marc Zaken is a shareholder in the Stamford office of Ogletree Deakins. For over 35 years, Marc has exclusively represented management clients in labor and employment law matters.  He has defended employers in age, sex, race, disability and other discrimination cases, as well as sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, employment tort and employee benefits litigations in the federal and state courts in Connecticut, New York and throughout the country and has appeared before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and other administrative agencies. Marc also has represented employers in arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, wage and hour matters before the federal and state Departments of Labor, affirmative action audits before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and workplace safety matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He has both prosecuted and defended injunction actions in non-competition and non-disclosure cases in federal and state courts. Marc counsels employers on a daily basis regarding the various labor and employment laws, such as Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, NLRA and ERISA, and has been a frequent speaker before the American Bar Association and meetings of the local bar and other organizations. Marc also litigates commercial disputes concerning breach of contract, torts (such as fraud and defamation) and intellectual property and trade secret related matters.

Marc was named a New England Super Lawyer and a Connecticut Super Lawyer from 2007-2010, and 2013-present by Law & Politics magazine and was recognized in the 2008 and 2009 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel edition in the area of Employment & Labor. He was listed as a Greenwich Top Lawyer in 2011 and 2017 by Greenwich Magazine. Marc is an AV Preeminent rated attorney, the highest rating given from the respected legal guide, Martindale-Hubbell, in recognition of Marc’s highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics.

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Employee/Employer Relations Committee, Vice Chair and Past Chair)
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Connecticut School Attorneys Council (Past President)
  • Industrial Relations Research Association (Past President)
  • Regional Bar Association (Employment Law Committee Founder and Past Chair)


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