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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Crisis Management
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska

Danny Marks
Associate
Phone: 602.635.4016
Office: Phoenix

Danny Marks is a litigator, business attorney, and advisor who enjoys finding creative and meaningful solutions to complex problems.

Mr. Marks  litigates matters involving commercial disputes, intra-corporate disputes, business disputes, trade secret theft, restrictive covenant violations, employment disputes, wage disputes, class actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, fraud claims, construction matters, and real estate disputes. Danny also advocates for his clients during investigations conducted by government agencies, having represented clients in connection with investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice, Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality, Arizona’s Office of Inspector General, Arizona Registrar of Contractors, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and more.

Mr. Marks maintains a robust corporate practice, handling matters involving corporate formation, corporate governance, shareholder/member disputes, mergers & acquisitions, takeovers, business planning, corporate initiatives, executive compensation, corporate agreements, restrictive covenants/golden handcuffs, and intellectual property protection. Danny’s corporate clients range from start-ups to companies with a national footprint.

Mr. Marks regularly advises employers on best practices in the workplace, conducts investigations regarding employee complaints, and provides options when issues arise. Danny handles matters involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, business disputes, and workplace torts. He also addresses with urgency workplace violence issues and routinely obtains Injunctions Against Workplace Harassment to prevent former employees from harassing employers.

Danny has been recognized and has received awards for his work in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Danny is a contributing author to the Arizona Human Resources Manual and is a frequent speaker at seminars, including national seminars, on employment issues.

Mr. Marks received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law. At Nebraska, he was published by the Nebraska Law Review Bulletin and received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Pretrial Litigation, Remedies & Damages, and Criminal Procedure. Danny was a member of the law school’s national trial team, a finalist in the law school’s first-year client counseling competition and a semi-finalist in the school’s Grether moot court competition. Because of his contributions to the law school’s advocacy programs, he was admitted to The Order of Barristers. Mr. Marks received his B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona. Danny previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Brown of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

  • University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 2016)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • 2022: Super Lawyers Rising Stars

  • 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, and Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • American Subcontractors Association of Arizona
  • Huskers N Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Nebraska Bar Association 
  • Tucson Metro Chamber
  • Tucson Young Professionals
  • Authored legal briefs on the nuances of Delaware corporate governance law that controlled the successful outcome of an arbitration wherein the opposing party needed to repay over six figures to our client, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • Prevailed on Motion to Dismiss a Federal Court case that raised six different claims involving serious allegations of inappropriate comments and sexual touching in the workplace.
  • Resolved a Federal Court case that asserted seven different claims against client for only 2.5% of Plaintiff’s demand.
  • Represented client during investigation conducted by the Department of Justice.
  • Secured numerous Injunctions Against Workplace Harassment.
  • Successfully defended employers in unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.
  • Received dismissals on numerous Charges of Discrimination that I defended against before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Arizona Civil Rights Division.
  • Represented seller of national company in connection with complex private equity transaction (over $90M).
  • Represented seller in connection with the sale of its business and subsidiaries.
  • Drafted briefs in case that resulted in the early settlement of the matter for over $700,000.
Representative Experience
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Arizona Human Resources Manual, Contributing Author to 11th and 12th Editions
  • Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify, Contributing Author to 12th Edition
  • Daniel L. Marks, Synthetic Cannabinoids: Can These Drugs Give Rise to a Real Products Liability Claim?, 7 Neb. L. Rev. Bull. 1 (2017)
  • Frequent speaker at national and local seminars
Community Involvement
  • American Subcontractors Association of Arizona, Building Leaders Development Group
  • Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute, Member of 2021 Class
  • Cardozo Society, Board of Directors
Professional Experience
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Brown of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
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