CSU General Counsel
Marc D. Mootchnik
Marc D. Mootchnik

Marc D. Mootchnik

Marc D. Mootchnik joined the Office of General Counsel in April 2001. He is the University Counsel for CSU, Channel Islands. He previously served in a similar role at San Diego State University, CSU San Marcos, CSU Monterey Bay, the California Maritime Academy, and the Chancellor's Office. He is also Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel - Human Resources within the Office of General Counsel and the Office of General Counsel's resource attorney for Collective Bargaining/PERB, Wage and Hour/FLSA/Fair Pay Act, and Governance/Open Meetings. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, he worked at the law firms of Riordan & McKinzie, Rintala, Smoot, Jaenicke & Rees, and Collins & Bellenghi, practicing in the areas of business litigation and labor and employment law.


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (1989)
  • B.A., Long Beach State University (1986)

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Publications, Presentations and Other Activities:

  • "Insulating Employers. Viewpoint: The 'Murillo' decision underscores the Court's position that harassment by an employee does not hold the company liable for intentional infliction of emotional distress." Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 7, 2000)
  • "Who's Exempt from the FLSA? A University Lawyer Analyzes Exempt/Nonexempt Classification of Employment Positions in Higher Education Institutions. " College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Journal (Fall/Winter 2001, Vol. 52, No. 2)
  • Presented to the National Association of College and University Attorneys at its Annual Conference, to CSU human resources directors and mangers, and to campuses on various topics, including: how to conduct discipline hearings; faculty status processes and disputes; investigation techniques; best practices in drafting settlement agreements; military leave; Weingarten, unfair practice charges and other areas of labor law; wage and hour and other employment issues
  • Served on the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Annual Conference Committee in 2005, 2008 and 2010, and served on the Annual Conference Working Group in 2007
  • Over 15 published PERB and SPB precedential decisions

Telephone No. (562) 951-4500
Fax No. (562) 951-4956
E-mail Address: mmootchnik@calstate.edu

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Last Updated: July 11, 2017