Mark Torres has been proudly serving as our General Counsel since he joined Local 810 in 2009. Prior to joining us, Mark was employed as a Refrigeration Engineer at New York University (a Local 810 shop) for nearly 20 years. During that time, Mark also served as a shop steward at NYU.
Mark earned his Bachelor’s Degree from NYU in 2003 and his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 2008; both of which he earned while working full time at NYU. After graduating, he began his legal career with Proskauer Rose, LLP in the firm’s renowned employee benefits and executive compensation department.
As General Counsel, Mark is responsible for all the labor and employment related matters at the Local and on behalf of the members. He also serves as counsel to the pension and welfare funds in charge of complex collections litigation. Mark also provides training to shop stewards in grievance processing and contract administration.
Mark is an attorney admitted in the New York State Bar and is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Mark prides himself as a Teamster with a law degree and Local 810 is proud to have him assist in the full service of our membership.