Cookie-cutter strategies never lead to the best outcome in litigation. That’s why I provide practical, solution-oriented advice to clients tailored to their specific needs. Although I always explore alternative ways to resolve a legal dispute, I also love being in the courtroom. The thrill of obtaining a successful result from a judge or jury and achieving my clients’ goals motivates me to come to work every day.
Marcus Fettinger is a management-side employment lawyer focused on using creative strategies to achieve his clients’ goals. Whether they need immediate injunctive relief to protect their valuable trade secrets or long-term strategies to minimize potential liabilities down the road, Marcus is passionate about collaborating with his clients to develop custom solutions that get the best results possible. He also immerses himself in client relationships in a fun yet professional manner so he can understand each client’s individual culture and plans for the future.
Clients call Marcus when their businesses are under attack in cases involving trade secret theft, solicitation of customers or employee raiding in violation of non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. He has handled every phase of numerous unfair competition disputes, from immediate injunctive relief and discovery to settlement negotiations and trial. With significant experience dealing with data forensics and preparing hearing presentations on the fly, Marcus is the firm’s go-to litigator when clients need a temporary restraining order to prevent further damage to their business interests.
In addition, Marcus has successfully defended employers in litigation and administrative proceedings involving all types of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under various federal and state statutes, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also guides businesses through Department of Labor audits and related litigation involving wage and hour compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Marcus helps clients outside the courtroom as well. He advises human resources departments and business owners on a variety of day-to-day employment decisions, prepares employee handbooks and policies, and drafts employment agreements such as non-disclosure, non-competition, non-solicitation, severance and retention agreements.