Mary Dollarhide > DLA Piper LLP (US) > San Diego (Golden Triangle), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 1100
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121-2133
United States

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Mary Dollarhide is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and previously served a three-year term as a Lawyer Representative to the Southern District of California. She holds a Judicial AV Preeminent designation from Martindale Hubbell, their highest rating standard based on confidential reviews of both judges and attorneys. She has been named a Top Employment Attorney in California, one of the Top Women Attorneys in San Diego, and is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Council of America. She is a founding Master of the Clifford Wallace Inn of Court in San Diego and the co-author of the legal treatise Reductions in Force in Employment Law, published by the Bureau of National Affairs.

Mary maintains a nationwide employment law practice, concentrating on wage and hour class actions brought under state and federal wage and hour laws, including the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). Her single plaintiff cases involve sexual orientation discrimination, sexual and religious harassment, political activity discrimination, disability claims, breach of contract, theft of proprietary information and other employment-related actions. She has argued before the Ninth, Second and Sixth Circuits, as well as the California Supreme Court.



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

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United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘ employment team’s expertise spans wage and hour claims, discrimination lawsuits, non-compete and trade secret matters, and misclassification issues. Equipped in class, collective and single plaintiff actions, the group is noted for representing clients in complex disputes before trial and appellate courts. Splitting his time between New York and Short Hills, litigation and arbitration expert Brian Kaplan directs the practice. In San Diego, Mary Dollarhide focuses on wage and hour class actions brought under state and federal laws, including PAGA cases. Dallas-based Marc Katz has extensive experience in trade secret and unfair competition litigation. Supporting the team in New York is Joseph Piesco, who focuses on discrimination and wage and hour lawsuits. Daniel Fazio, formerly at Winston & Strawn LLP,  joined the Chicago office in September 2021. Other new additions include former Littler Mendelson, P.C. practitioner Richard Rahm and former Goodwin lawyer Sarah Tauman, who joined the Los Angeles office in January and July 2021, respectively.