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Mario R. Bordogna

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Morgantown

1290 Suncrest Towne Centre
Morgantown, WV 26505

Pittsburgh

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Education
J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
B.A., Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
State Bar Licenses
West Virginia
Pennsylvania
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Mario R. Bordogna

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Mario Bordogna represents clients in a variety of labor and employment issues, including HR and employment counseling, labor-management relations, employment litigation, union matters, Pennsylvania workers’ compensation, and general employment and civil litigation. 

When employers have day-to-day legal compliance questions about their employees, need help defending an employment lawsuit, or need support dealing with union matters, Mario uses his years of experience in labor and employment law to provide them with the necessary tools and responses. 

As an attorney, counselor, and advocate who takes pride in partnering with employers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and nationwide, he works with clients on the front end to keep them in legal compliance with labor and employment laws. He also and assists clients when they need a strong and experienced litigation advocate.

For nearly 25 years, Mario has represented employers in sectors like health care, energy, manufacturing, education, and others, understanding their business, helping them achieve their goals to legally manage their workforce, and adding value to clients by mixing technical acumen and practical application to find the right solution to their employment problems. His clients benefit from his keen experience with HR and employment counseling (hiring, firing, leave issues, employment handbooks, accommodations, policy development), employment litigation (discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, sexual harassment, FMLA, wage and hour), labor–management relations (collective bargaining, grievances, union avoidance, arbitration), and trade secret/non-competition issues.

In addition to helping clients with legal compliance involving their workplace and employees, Mario is an excellent resource for employers who need assistance with other more practical – but still critical – aspects of their business, such as conducting internal investigations, and providing employment training programs to employees and managers. Mario's knowledge and experience has led him to be repeatedly sought after by corporate, in-house, insurance and other clients to perform these tasks, and he is often requested to speak in front of national, regional, and local audiences on a wide range of employment and HR topics. 

Awards/Achievements
2009, 2011, 2013: Super Lawyers - Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.
The Best Lawyers in America
Memberships
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Chair, HR Committee, West Virginia Manufacturers Association
Board Member, Pittsburgh Human Resource Association
Leadership West Virginia, 2011
Coach, West Virginia University College of Law ABA L&E Section Student Trial Advocacy
Dickinson School of Law, Dickinson Law Review, Editorial Board, Notes Editor, 1996
Experiences

Defended hospital before West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on issues of first impression related to both federal and state discrimination claims.

Litigated multi-million dollar discrimination lawsuits involving known government contractor

Member of team assisting with employment litigation for significant public university

Represented major hotel before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on issues relating to wrongful discharge and federal labor relations

Litigated issues of first impression for national franchisor on aiding/abetting and agency theories in sexual harassment case

Sought injunctive relief for international manufacturing company to abate union strike activity