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DLA Piper LLP (US)

4365 EXECUTIVE DRIVE, SUITE 1100, SAN DIEGO, CA 92121-2133, USA
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Mary Dollarhide

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Work +1 858 677 1429
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www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/d/dollarhide-mary/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Employment

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Partner

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Mary Dollarhide is resident in the San Diego offices of DLA Piper where she concentrates on wage and hour class actions brought under federal and state wage and hour laws, including the federal WARN Act.

Her single plaintiff cases involve sexual orientation discrimination, religious harassment, political activity discrimination, disability claims, breach of contract, theft of proprietary information and other employment-related actions.

 

Education

J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law; B.A., Occidental College


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has an 'outstanding practice across the board', and is known to cover the full range of labor and employment disputes for clients from the financial services, advertising, fashion, and healthcare sectors, among others. Brian Kaplan heads the department and is considered an 'extraordinary lawyer'. He was part of a team that successfully defended New York University in multiple lawsuits and charges in excess of $50m against a former adjunct instructor relating to alleged discrimination. Joseph Piesco represents Fox in several disputes, each alleging race discrimination. Piesco and Norman Leon also reached a favorable judgment for Domino's after employees of numerous franchisees tried to hold the client liable as a 'joint employer'. Counsel Garrett Kennedy, who is the 'perfect partner in challenging disputes', was also involved in both cases; Daniel Turinsky is noted. Aforementioned lawyers are based in New York. Other highlighted individuals are San Diego's Mary Dollarhide and Joseph Guarino in New Jersey. In Dallas, Marc Katz and Isabel Crosby, who joined from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in February 2018, are the key contacts. Evan Parness in New York made partner in April 2018. New arrivals to the team include Holly Lake in Los Angeles from Miller Law Group in September 2018 and Ryan Vann in Chicago from Baker McKenzie LLP. In March 2018, the Chicago-based former department head Michael Sheehan left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and not long after, in April 2018, a team including Rachel Cowen, Ron Holland and Maria Rodriguez made the same move.

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