Mark Gaston Pearce


Visiting Professor/Director Georgetown Law Center


State University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1978
Cornell University, B.A., 1975

Professional Affiliations

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; American Arbitration Association; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services; American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; National Bar Association, ADR Section: Labor and Employment Research Association

Community Service

Erie County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2009; Volunteer Lawyers Project –  President 2000 – 2002; Leadership Buffalo, Class Of 2000; Western NY Episcopal Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court – Chair 2002 To 2010; Western NY Episcopal Diocesan Commission Against Racism- Co-Chair, 1992 – 1997; Housing Opportunities Made Equal – President, 1988 – 1989; Burchfield Penny Arts Museum – Council Member 2005 – 2010; Buffalo Arts Studio – Board Member 2005 – 2010.

Professional Honors and Achievements

WNYCOSH Leadership Award, WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health – 2017

National Employment Law Project Honor Roll, NELP2016

Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service, University at Buffalo, School of Law – 2013

Champion Of Workplace Justice- Employment Justice Center of Washington, D.C.- 2012

Trailblazer Award– Minority Bar Association of Western New York – 2010

Distinguished Alumni Award – Students of Color of University at Buffalo School of Law -2010

Legal Service Award; Minority Bar Association of Western New York – 1994