Mark A. Saxon is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Diego office and is past Chair of the San Diego Employment practice group. Mr. Saxon specializes in providing pro-active advice to companies of all sizes on topics ranging from employee handbooks to wage and hour issues and from Family and Medical Leave/disability issues to avoiding claims of wrongful termination.
In addition, Mr. Saxon regularly defends employers and supervisors in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings, against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, violation of privacy rights, and violation of wage and hour laws. He has also handled numerous class actions and “Private Attorney General” lawsuits claiming Labor Code violations, including failure to provide meal and rest periods, unpaid overtime, failure to reimburse employees’ business expenses, and unfair business practices.
Mr. Saxon has served as a Judge Pro Tem in court cases, as well as an arbitrator of disputes on behalf of the American Arbitration Association.
U.S. District Courts, California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
San Diego County Bar Association, former Chairman of Superior Court Committee
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section, Civil Litigation Section
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Civil Litigation Section
Society for Human Resource Management, San Diego Chapter, former Board member and Vice President - Legislation
Human Resources Association
Legislative Task Force of The Employers Group
Mr. Saxon is past President of both the Torrey Pines Kiwanis and the Board of Trustees of La Jolla Country Day School. He has completed an 8-year tenure as a member of both the Holiday Bowl Committee and the Greater San Diego Sports Association.