Marko Jankovic, Esq is Senior Of Counsel with Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, and has over 16 years
of experience practicing employment law, including as in-house employment
counsel at large corporations and litigating employment cases at both
large and small law firms. His practice is concentrated in advising companies
on compliance with employment laws and federal sector employment law.
Marko worked as in-house employment counsel most recently at Godaddy.com,
a 4,000 employee international tech firm, for almost four years, and before
that worked for over 6 years as in-house employment counsel at US Foods,
a 25,000 employee food service company. Before he became in-house counsel,
Marko litigated employment cases for the “Big Law” firm of
Thelen Reid & Priest and represented federal employees before the
MSPB and EEOC at Albo & Oblon.
With his background in litigation and expertise in employment law counseling,
Marko is uniquely qualified to help companies avoid litigation by improving
their policies and documents, handling EEOC charges and employee complaints
and navigating the maze of employment laws that apply to even the smallest
employers. As in-house employment counsel at large companies, Marko worked
closely with management and human resources professionals to solve a large
volume of employment law and policy problems for his clients every day.
As a result, Marko has extensive experience reviewing and drafting policies,
handbooks, terminations, claims of discrimination, accommodation and leave
requests, FMLA matters, wage and hour issues and dealing with the EEOC.
He believes in working closely with clients to develop the compliance
solutions that are right for them considering the size of the company
and the business realities faced by companies today. Marko also believes
that most employment policies and agreements can be written in plain language
– avoiding the often unnecessary "legalize" found in so
much legal writing when possible.
Marko has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 1997. He earned
his J.D. with Honors from the George Mason University School of Law. Marko
earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore
County, with a major in Philosophy and minor in History. He also spent
four post graduate years studying and teaching Philosophy of Language
and Science in the doctoral program at University of Maryland, College
Park. Marko also served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Psychological Operations
Sergeant during the 1990s. He enjoys spending time with his family and
is a science fiction fan.