Mark L. Fischer is an attorney in private practice and a former labor policy research assistant with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. White at the Center, Fischer analyzed legislation, court decisions, and administrative rulings that affect the rights and responsibilities of Michigan employees, including the state's almost one million union workers. He also worked with many unionized employees to help them exercise their rights, and his Mackinac Center Viewpoints on labor law were widely reprinted throughout the state.

Fischer is a member of the state bar of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the Tomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing. He also holds a master's degree in international management.