Mark Gisler

For nearly ten years, starting in 1988, Mark Gisler served as an attorney with the Special Litigation Branch of the Enforcement Division for the National Labor Relations Board, handling cutting-edge jurisdictional and other issues on behalf of the NLRB. In 1996, he was detailed to Al Gore’s Office of the Vice President of the United States to tackle various legal issues for the Counsel to the Vice President. In 1998, Mark left the NLRB and went with his family to Europe, where he negotiated and structured motion picture finance deals for Maltese Falcon Productions PLC.

Upon returning to Washington, D.C., Mark joined Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP concentrating on the practice of labor and employment law. His current practice emphasis is the representation of labor organizations in arbitration hearings, contract negotiations, and litigation in courts and administrative agencies, including the NLRB. Mark also represents various individuals in the negotiation of compensation and separation agreements and small businesses in a wide variety of corporate and other matters.

Mark has substantial experience with clergy and non-profit employment agreements. He has also developed a specialized expertise in physician employment agreements and issues.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, 1992

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1988

  • Oregon State University, B.A. with Honors, 1985


Federal Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • D.C. Circuit
  • Third Circuit
  • Fourth Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit
  • Tenth Circuit
  • District of Columbia
  • District of Maryland

State Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Past Employment

  • Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, Division of Enforcement Litigation, Special Litigation Branch
  • Attorney, Office of the Vice President of the United States, 1996
  • Attorney, Maltese Falcon Productions PLC, 1998



  • Member, AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance
  • Member, Labor and Employment Relations Association


Representative Decisions

  • Eshbach Bros., 344 NLRB No. 4 (2005)
  • Moreno Roofing Co. v. Nagle, 99 F.3d 340 (9th Cir. 1996)
  • United B’hd of Carpenters & Joiners v. NLRB, 891 F.2d 1160 (5th Cir.. 1990)
  • In re Patrick Cudahy, Inc., 97 B.R. 489 (E.D. Wisc. 1989)


Publications & Conferences

  • Canada’s New Privacy Law Creates Tricky Relationship With Related EU Legislation, WLIA Newsletter (May 2001).
  • On Resolution of Privacy Issues, Europe is out Ahead of North America, WLIA Newsletter (March 2001).