July 24, 2012 - CINCINNATI, OHIO - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Mark J. Stepaniak, a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Taft Stettinius & Hollister’s Cincinnati office, has been elected to the Board of St. Ursula Academy. St. Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women. St. Ursula Academy offers strong academics, as well as moral values, standards of excellence and exercises in Christian leadership, and service in family, Church and society.
Mr. Stepaniak joined the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in 1981 and is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He received his undergraduate degree from Thomas More College in 1977 and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1980.
Mr. Stepaniak represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including litigation for employers in the federal and state courts involving wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, race and age discrimination, retaliatory discharge and wage and hour matters. He is experienced in trade secret and non-competition agreement litigation and has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining.
Mr. Stepaniak is honored with inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers. He is named in the Cincinnati Magazine listing of Ohio Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Public Affairs Council of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, and its Work Force and Education Committee, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is Past President of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio. Mr. Stepaniak served as Chair of the firm's Employment Committee and is a former member of the Executive Committee. Mark and his wife Anne reside in East Walnut Hills.
Since the firm's founding, one of Taft's fundamental principles has been that giving back to the community is an integral part of what defines a responsible company and its employees. Today, Taft attorneys and staff are actively involved in more than 150 organizations in the communities where we live and work. From the arts and cultural groups to non-profits and professional organizations, the firm takes great pride in its volunteer service.
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