Marc Bloch has more than forty years of experience, in both the public and private sectors, in the field of labor relations law. From 1969-1972, he served as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and, in 1973, he entered the private sector when he joined the prominent Cleveland law firm of Duvin, Cahn & Hutton. Marc built his practice as a partner at Duvin until its merger, in early 2007, with Littler Mendelson, P.C., the nation's largest labor and employment law firm. He then practiced as a shareholder with Littler until November, 2007, when he became a partner with the Labor and Employment Law Group at Walter | Haverfield LLP.Marc's practice focuses on all aspects of labor relations for both private and public sector clients. He provides day-to-day advice and counsel to clients regarding contract administration and interpretation and has served as the chief negotiator for numerous collective bargaining agreements. He is licensed to practice in all Ohio courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Areas Of Emphasis
"Labor Relations From the Trenches," John Carroll University's Boler School of Business, University Heights, Ohio, October 15, 2013
"Ohio Senate Bill 5: Public Management Perspectives," Hillcrest Council of Councils, Mayfield Village, Ohio, May 21, 2011
- "Final Ohio Senate Bill 5: Public Management Perspectives on Collective Bargaining and Employment Issues," Holiday Inn Cleveland South, April 8, 2011
- "Public Labor and Employment Law Update," co-presenter at the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association's 2011 Civil Law Institute, Columbus, Ohio, March 4, 2011
- "Healthcare, Employment & Labor Law Update," co-presenter at the Annual Presidents' Day Municipal Law Seminar, sponsored by The Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association and The Government Attorneys Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio, February 24, 2011
- "2010 Walter | Haverfield LLP Labor and Employment Law Seminar," "Is the Union Lurking Outside Your Door? - Union Avoidance Practices," Outline, Presentation, "Public Sector Labor & Employment Overview and Legal Update," Outline, Presentation, Holiday Inn in Independence, September 30, 2010
Professional & Community Associations
Mr. Bloch is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan and the American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Employment and Labor Law group, Committee on Development of Law under the National Labor Relations Act, and served as President and Vice-President of the Cleveland Public Sector Labor Relations Association from 1986 to 1988.
Marc is a frequent speaker for the Industrial Relations Center of Cleveland State University and has lectured at the American Bar Association's Annual Mid-Winter Meeting of the Development of the Law Under the NLRA Committee. He is also the co-author of "Working to Rule and Other Alternate Job Actions," which was published in The Labor Lawyer, Volume 9, No. 2, Spring, 1993.
Marc currently serves as a Board Member and Fundraising Chairman for the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Cleveland.
J.D., Cleveland State University, 1969
B.A., Miami University, 1965
Licensed to Practice
- All Ohio Courts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Awards & RecognitionsAV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
2004-2007 - Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers list. Area of practice: Employment & Labor.
Member, Editorial Board of Cleveland-Marshall Law Review
Member, Phi Alpha Delta
Articles by Marc J. BlochFebruary 27, 2014 - "The Obama administration's attack on successful businesses," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
October 8, 2013 - "Are we witnessing a new era or final demise of unions?," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
September 5, 2013 - "Latest ruling redefines bargaining units, complicates labor relations," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
August 20, 2013 - "NLRB positioned to move full steam ahead," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
June 4, 2013 - "Is the NLRB ignoring reality?," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
May 21, 2013 - "Court strikes down NLRB poster rule," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
May 2013 - "The District of Columbia Court of Appeals Severely Rebukes the NLRB for Overreaching"
February 5, 2013 - "Court decision threatens 12 months of controversial NLRB rulings," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
December 19, 2012 - "Snowball effect of right-to-work legislation to test union stamina," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
November 7, 2012 - "NLRB more aggressive in protecting employee activities at union and non-union companies," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
October 2012 - "Politics and the strength of the NLRB," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
September 2012 - "Impending NLRB Decision Expected to Pave the Way for Increased Union Activity on the Virtual Highway"
May 9, 2012 - "Unions Get Upper Hand with Newly Approved Quickie Elections," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
April 2012 - "DO NOT POST THE NLRB NOTICE!"
March 20, 2012 - "NLRB: an agency in search of relevance," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)
July 2011 - "Recent NLRB Rulings Complicate Employer-Employee Relations," TLNT.com
July/August 2009 - "Continuous Challenges: Compensatory Time in The Public Sector," published in Cities & Villages
April 2009 – Crain's Cleveland Business published Marc's article, "Be wary of free choice act ramifications."
"The Right to Strike for Public Employees in Ohio," 18 Cleveland-Marshall Law Review 392, 1969
"Mechanical Copying, Copyright Law and The Teacher," 17 Cleveland-Marshall Law Review 299, 1968