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Mark T. Kobata is a partner in the law firm of Barlow, Kobata & Denis LLP located in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Kobata graduated from UCLA in 1972 and received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1977 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and in various federal District Courts and Courts of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Claims Court.

Mr. Kobata focuses on representing employers and management in all aspects of employment and labor law, with an emphasis on business planning, litigation avoidance, and defending employers in civil litigation and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Mr. Kobata is a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a frequent lecturer at seminars and in house training programs on subjects including employment discrimination and harassment, corporate restructuring, affirmative action, personnel policies and procedures, and litigation avoidance. Mr. Kobata has been a contributor to the monthly human resources magazine, Workforce, and to recent supplements to the CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) Book entitled, Advising California Employers.