• PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • New York University School of Law
      J.D., 1994
    • New College of the University of South Florida
      B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1989; Honors College
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Steven D. Merryday, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 
John D. Mullen Partner

John Mullen practices in the areas of labor and employment law and in securities litigation and arbitration. He advises and represents employers throughout Florida in the defense of age, race, gender, sexual harassment, disability, and FMLA discrimination and retaliation claims in both federal and state court trial practice and in arbitration and administrative proceedings. He also advises clients on a full range of employment-based immigration matters and assists clients in obtaining visas for technical and professional employees and in navigating the requirements of U.S. immigration law. He regularly drafts and negotiates employment contracts and litigates non-compete agreements and trade secret claims.

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John Mullen practices in the areas of labor and employment law and in securities litigation and arbitration. He advises and represents employers throughout Florida in the defense of age, race, gender, sexual harassment, disability, and FMLA discrimination and retaliation claims in both federal and state court trial practice and in arbitration and administrative proceedings. He also advises clients on a full range of employment-based immigration matters and assists clients in obtaining visas for technical and professional employees and in navigating the requirements of U.S. immigration law. He regularly drafts and negotiates employment contracts and litigates non-compete agreements and trade secret claims.

Mr. Mullen also represents clients in defending securities and consumer class actions, directors’ and officers’ liability disputes and shareholder derivative actions, and other complex commercial matters in federal and state court. He represents securities firms and individuals in securities arbitration proceedings before self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Insights

Publications
  • Contributing Editor, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Report, American Bar Association (1998-2005)
Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar - Labor and Employment section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Labor and Employment section
  • Global Alliance of Hospitality Attorneys
  • Leadership Tampa Alumni (Class of 2012)
  • Friends of the Library, Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. (Board member, Former Vice President, 1997-Present)
  • Friends of the John F. Germany Library (Board member, 2008-Present)
  • Tampa Museum of Art 
  • USF Humanities Institute 
  • Sierra Club
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Florida Audubon Society
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • Museum of Science, Boston

Recognition

  • Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. Friends of The Library's Best Friend of the Year Award, 2008
  • Florida Trend magazine - Legal Elite
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2007-2018

Education

  • New York University School of Law
    J.D., 1994
  • New College of the University of South Florida
    B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1989; Honors College

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Steven D. Merryday, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 
Publications
  • Contributing Editor, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Report, American Bar Association (1998-2005)
Speaking Engagements
News
  • The Florida Bar - Labor and Employment section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Labor and Employment section
  • Global Alliance of Hospitality Attorneys
  • Leadership Tampa Alumni (Class of 2012)
  • Friends of the Library, Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. (Board member, Former Vice President, 1997-Present)
  • Friends of the John F. Germany Library (Board member, 2008-Present)
  • Tampa Museum of Art 
  • USF Humanities Institute 
  • Sierra Club
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Florida Audubon Society
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • Museum of Science, Boston
  • Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. Friends of The Library's Best Friend of the Year Award, 2008
  • Florida Trend magazine - Legal Elite
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2007-2018