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Mr. Mark D. Keyl

Regular Member
2 Redfern Trail
Petal, MS 39465

Phone: 601-466-0200
Fax: 601-583-1086

Law School: Oklahoma City University (1988)

Practice Areas:

Mark D. Keyl, Esq.

Present Occupation:Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator

Business Address Second Address

2 Redfern Trail 212 Vintage Drive
Petal, Mississippi 39465 Covington, Louisiana 70433
Phone: (601) 466-0200 (601) 466-0200
Fax:(601) 583-1086 (Please call first)


Leadership, Midwest City, OKAmerican Society of Safety Engineers
Oklahoma Bar AssociationNational Mediation Board
Eagle ScoutKiwanis Club of Hattiesburg
Mississippi Bar AssociationFederal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Board of Regents, Concordia College Alabama


B.S.History/GovernmentU.S. Coast Guard Academy
Masters StudiesPolitical ScienceUniversity of New Orleans
J.D. LawOklahoma City University



Complex Public Education Issues: FMCS-NAA September 16, 2011.


2004 to Present: Labor Arbitrator. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. 2004-2011: Attorney for Federal Government. Served with the Office of Disability, Adjudication, and Review and with DHS/FEMA. 1988-2004: Attorney. Maintained general practice of law which included advocate for employment cases and consultant in labor relations and labor laws. 1997-2004: Assistant City Attorney, Midwest City, OK. Responsible for negotiation of collective bargaining agreements between the City and the Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Firefighters. Also represented the City in arbitration cases and legal advisor on grievances. Risk Manager. 1997: Environmental Judge, Midwest City, OK. 2001-2004: Municipal Judge, Forest Park, OK. 1986-1992: Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Labor. Responsible for reviewing union collective bargaining agreements as it pertained to wage rates throughout the State of Oklahoma. Worked with organized labor to resolve wage/hour and safety issues at the state and local level, as well as with public entities. Regulated all labor compliance activities within the State of Oklahoma. Hearing Officer for all areas of regulatory compliance within the agency. Developed and taught high school students the history of organized labor and its influence on the development of labor laws. 1990-2001: Adjunct Professor, Rose State College. Taught Business Law and National Government, including labor relations and collective bargaining. 1973-1984: Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard. Specialized in law enforcement, surface operations, regulatory compliance and as a Director of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

PUBLISHED OPINIONS: Armstrong World Industries, Inc. and United Steelworkers Local 363L, 121 LA 996; Carrier Corporation and United Steel Workers of American Local 7655, 123 LA 996; Federal Bureau of Prisons and American Federation of Government Employees Local 922, 131 LA 909; Rio Rancho Public Schools and Rio Rancho School Employees Association, 132 LA 918; Rio Rancho Public Schools and Rio Rancho School Employees Association, 132 LA 977.


Aerospace, airlines, agriculture, banking, brewery, broadcasting, building products, cement, chemicals, coal, communications, construction trades, communications, dairy, education, electrical equipment/appliances, grocery, foundry, furniture, glass/pottery, healthcare, hotels/motels/casinos/resorts, hospitals/nursing homes, iron, lumber, maritime, manufacturing, maritime, meat packing, metal fabrication, mining, office workers/clerical, police and fire, organizations, petroleum refining, prison guard, pulp and paper, permanent staffing, private sector, public sector, Federal sector, refrigeration/HVAC, retail stores, rubber/tire, steel, transportation, trucking and storage, utilities.


Arbitrability, affirmative action, absenteeism, bargaining unit work, conduct, discipline (non-discharge), discipline (discharge), discrimination: age, disability, race, sex, religion, national origin, drug/alcohol offenses, fringe benefits: holidays, insurance, leave, vacation, grievance mediation, health/hospitalization, hiring practices, job performance, job posting/bidding, layoffs/bumping/recall, management rights, official time, past practices, pension and welfare plans, promotion, retirement, safety/health conditions, seniority, sexual harassment, subcontracting/contracting out, tenure/reappointment, union security, cost-of- living pay, holiday pay, incentive pay, job classification and rates, merit pay, overtime pay, severance pay, vacation pay, wages, work hours/schedules/assignments, working conditions/work orders, violence or threats.

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