Mark J. Ricciardi
Mark Ricciardi is the founding and managing partner of the Las Vegas office. He has been advising and representing hotels, casinos, financial institutions, manufacturers, government agencies, and other large and small businesses in labor and employment matters in Las Vegas since 1987.
Mark is considered one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Southern Nevada, and a leading authority in Nevada on wage and hour law.
Mark also has successfully tried jury and bench trials in wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, age discrimination, national origin discrimination, and wage and hour claims. He has also litigated unfair labor practice charges and union election objections before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Mark has conducted supervisory training in the areas of discrimination and harassment awareness, union avoidance, and employment law compliance. Mark has written numerous articles on labor and employment law topics including an article on the administrative exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act that was published in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Labor Lawyer.
Mark taught labor economics as adjunct professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and he is a frequent speaker for the Southern Nevada Human Resource Association, trade associations, and other business groups.
He is also experienced in representing hospitality employers, and he is responsible for the Nevada information at HospitalityLawyer.com.
Mark is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2007.
He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2002 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 1999.
In 2012, Mark was inducted as a Fellow into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by an attorney's colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Awards
"AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2007
Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2002
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1999
- Firm Also Ranked Among the Best in the U.S. for Labor & Employment Law4.25.19
- Firm Also Ranked Among the Best for Labor & Employment Law5.3.18
- Attorneys from the Las Vegas Office of Fisher Phillips Selected for Inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers6.12.17
- Firm Also Ranked Among the Best for Labor & Employment Law5.30.17
- Shield for Transgenders: Experts Advise Companies to Take Steps to Comply with Job Discrimination Law6.1.11
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Fisher Phillips Annual Las Vegas Seminar10.13.17
- Las Vegas 2016 Human Resources Academy6.23.16
- Las Vegas 2016 Human Resources Academy5.26.16
- Las Vegas 2016 Human Resources Academy4.27.16
- Las Vegas 2016 Human Resources Academy3.24.16
- Las Vegas 2016 Human Resources Academy2.24.16
- Las Vegas 2016 Human Resources Academy1.27.16
- Washington University School of LawJ.D. 1982
- Washington UniversityM.B.A. 1982
- Washington UniversityA.B. 1978
- Missouri Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- Supreme Court of Missouri
- Supreme Court of Nevada
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. Supreme Court