MARK M. TRAPP is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Litigation practices, in Epstein Becker Green's Chicago office. He is admitted to practice in the state courts for the District of Columbia, Illinois, and South Carolina, as well as numerous federal district and appellate courts. His practice focuses on national and state labor and employment matters.

Mr. Trapp:

  • Counsels clients on a broad range of labor and employment issues involving the National Labor Relations Act; state and federal anti-discrimination laws, such as the ADA, the ADEA, and Title VII; pension withdrawal liability; trade secrets and non-competes; and general labor and employment law
  • Advises employers on union election campaigns and provides training in union avoidance and labor relations
  • Negotiates collective bargaining agreements
  • Represents employers in all aspects of NLRB and arbitration proceedings and before state and federal trial and appellate courts

Mr. Trapp has negotiated many collective bargaining agreements around the country, tried numerous cases before juries, and successfully handled appellate court matters at the state and federal levels. In addition, he has lectured to numerous business and professional groups and has written articles for professional publications on labor and employment issues. He was recommended in the Labor-Management Relations category by The Legal 500 United States (2014 to 2017).


  • Washington and Lee University (J.D., 2000)
  • University of Illinois (A.B., 1996)

Court Admissions

  • Illinois State Courts
  • South Carolina State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • South Carolina