Mark S. Rudy

Mark S. Rudy

Mediator, Partner (retired)
San Francisco, California

Mark Rudy has been named as one of the top 500 judges/mediators in America by Lawdragon, listed in Who's Who Legal under Mediation in 2019 and in Marquis Who's Who, rated a top 10 mediator by the San Francisco Recorder, one of the top 100 Northern California SuperLawyers for 13 consecutive years, ranked as one of the top 10 SuperLawyers in Northern California in September 2007 and in September 2010, one of the best mediators in the State of California for every year which ratings have been done by the Daily Journal, and one of the top five plaintiff employment lawyers in Northern California, San Francisco Recorder, Summer 2004, and awarded 2013 Mediator of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Rudy has now mediated, both as an advocate and a mediator, over 4,000 employment matters since July 1988. 

Mr. Rudy has handled, as lead counsel through trial, approximately 30 court and jury matters involving wrongful termination and/or employment discrimination. 

Mr. Rudy has been nominated to Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White from 1991 to the present.  He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the International Academy of Mediators.

Mr. Rudy is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and served as Chair of the Labor and Employment Section (1990-1992).  He is also a member of the State Bar of California and served as Executive Committee Member of the Labor and Employment Law Section (1990-1995).  Mr. Rudy is a former  Board Member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (1989-1992).

Mr. Rudy has authored and co-authored numerous publications and has spoken and written widely on employment law, class action, and alternative dispute resolution issues.

For All Mediation Inquiries: Contact Janet Clark, Legal Asst. [email protected] or call 415-982-1457.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1976

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1970
  • District of Columbia, 1970
  • Virginia, 1969


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1969
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1966

Published Works

  • Wrongful Employment Termination Practice California Continuing Education of the Bar, August, 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1991 - 2019
  • SuperLawyers, 2004 - 2019
  • Who's Who Legal - Mediation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • State Bar of California , Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee Member , 1990 - 1995
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Former Chair, 1990 - 1992
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 1989 - 1992