Mark R. Thierman is Founder and a Partner at Thierman Buck. Mark is one of the pioneers of wage and hour class action in California, Nevada, and nationwide. A 1976 graduate of the Harvard Law School, Mark has been an employment lawyer for nearly four decades and involved in more than 100 reported cases nationwide. In 2014, Mark argued the case of Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk before the United States Supreme Court, with his partner Joshua Buck at his side. The case raised several important labor issues that affect workers in Nevada and across the nation. While the federal portion of the case was overturned on one point by the Supreme Court, the state law claims remain viable for workers in numerous states.
Early in his career, Mark exclusively represented employers and management with their labor and employment concerns. Since changing focus to working on behalf of employees, Mark has obtained settlements and judgments amounting to close to a billion dollars in unpaid wages, overtime pay and benefits on behalf of employees. Mark’s innovative and no-nonsense approach to addressing labor and employment violations has landed him on the cover of numerous magazines and as a guest on TV and radio shows across the nation.
In 2007, Mark was featured as the cover story of a BusinessWeek magazine article entitled “Wage Wars.” This piece focused on the trend of applying “old” labor laws to new professions, and highlighted many of Mark’s new and innovative cases on behalf of employees who were denied proper compensation for all the hours worked. The article stated that Mark “pursues a practice that in recent years has won his clients hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the biggest names in Corporate America.” Despite the article’s innuendo, Mark is not a cowboy; he doesn’t carry a gun; and he’s not originally from Nevada. What is true, though, is that Mark is an innovator; he’s never afraid to challenge the unknown; and he’s always up to take on new, intriguing, and difficult cases on behalf of his clients.