Mark J. Schwemler

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Mark J. Schwemler

Mark J. Schwemler

BLUE BELL
(215) 977-1051

mjs@elliottgreenleaf.com

Mark J. Schwemler, Chairman of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Counsel to the Firm, has extensive experience as litigation and trial counsel in complex commercial litigations and in healthcare law. He has served as litigation and trial counsel in cases involving rights and liabilities arising under medical provider contracts, shared risk and capitation arrangements between healthcare providers and managed care entities, disputes involving the acquisition and valuation of managed care companies and healthcare providers, challenges to auditing processes, the respective inter-company obligations under coordination of benefits provisions, and disputes over billing methodologies. He has participated in the defense of class actions challenging managed care practices. His experience has made him intimately familiar with the modern healthcare business environment and the legal issues that impact that environment.

Mr. Schwemler’s professional experience also includes an emphasis on employment law. He has acted as trial counsel to corporations, state and locally funded public entities, and individuals in employment-related disputes, and litigated successfully a wide variety of cases involving allegations of gender, age, race and disability-based discrimination, and retaliation claims attendant thereto, cases asserting violations of the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as a number of cases asserting wrongful termination based upon the exercise of First Amendment rights, including those involving politically-motivated firings.

Recently, Mr. Schwemler was a member of a trial team that won the largest single plaintiff Age Discrimination in Employment Act verdicts ever awarded in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was also a member of a trial team that successfully applied, in favor of a bi-state public entity, the limitations on liability enjoyed by local public entities in regard to politically motivated employment decisions affecting policy-making employees.

In other aspects of employment law, he has acted as trial counsel on behalf of both corporations and individuals in cases involving employment non-competition obligations, the enforcement of other aspects of executive employment contracts, and in enforcing the respective rights and obligations under ERISA in connection with employee medical, severance, and disability benefits.

Mr. Schwemler is admitted to practice in the state courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts of Pennsylvania, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits.

He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He graduated, with Honors, from the Dickinson School of Law in 1985, where he was a member and editor of the Dickinson Law Review. He has been selected as a Top 100 Lawyer in Philadelphia, and has been selected as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer for the past five years.

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2015 Superlawyers: Elliott Greenleaf Lawyers Voted Largest Per Capita Recognition of Any Commercial Law Firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region - May 2015

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FLSA APPELLATE VICTORY FOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS - August 2014

THIRTY-FIVE (35) FIRM LAWYERS HONORED WITH EIGHT FIRM ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA OR TOP 50 WOMEN ATTORNEYS - May 2014

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Elliott Greenleaf Wins for CBS - January 2013

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Dismissal of Two Putative Wage and Hour Class Actions against Hospital Systems - August 2012

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 30 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING SEVEN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA AND TOP 50 WOMEN - May 2012

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF TWO FEDERAL CLASS ACTIONS FILED BY PRESENT AND FORMER HOURLY EMPLOYEES OF NUMEROUS HOSPITALS AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS - September 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 32 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS - June 2011

FIRM HAS 25 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING TOP 100 LAWYER HONORS FOR JOHN M. ELLIOTT, CHARLES J. MEYER AND DEAN R. PHILLIPS - June 2010

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION - April 2010

JOHN M. ELLIOTT HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYER IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA, AND ELLIOTT GREENLEAF LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2009

SIX ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SHAREHOLDERS ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS LITIGATOR SUPERLAWYERS IN CORPORATE COUNSEL PUBLICATION - February 2009

JOHN M. ELLIOTT, STEWART J. GREENLEAF AND MARK J. SCHWEMLER HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYERS, AND ELLIOTT GREENLEAF LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2008

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF RECOGNIZED FOR TOP 20 VERDICT IN 2007 - March 2008

FIVE ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SHAREHOLDERS ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS LITIGATOR SuperLawyers IN CORPORATE COUNSEL PUBLICATION - March 2008

JOHN M. ELLIOTT HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYER IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA, AND Elliott Greenleaf LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - May 2007

Elliott Greenleaf “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2006

Elliott Greenleaf HAS SEVENTEEN “SUPERLAWYERS” IN A STATEWIDE POLL OF PENNSYLVANIA JUDGES AND LAWYERS - June 2005

Elliott Greenleaf Has Twelve “SUPERLAWYERS” in a Statewide Poll of Pennsylvania Judges and Lawyers - June 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Recovers In Excess of $6.5 Million for Jefferson Health System - March 2004