Overview

Mary Will defends and counsels employers and represents clients in commercial litigation. She also helps businesses protect their proprietary and confidential information.

Employment Litigation

Mary has represented clients in employment litigation related to:
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract
  • Wage and hour
  • ERISA/benefits
  • Noncompetition and trade secrets

Mary has represented employers before government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance and the National Labor Relations Board.

Employment Counseling

Mary counsels clients on hiring and termination practices and issues, reductions in force, employment policies and agreements, labor union issues, trends in the workplace and employee relations. She assists with due diligence and in drafting agreements related to termination, executive arrangements and other employee issues that arise in the context of business transactions.
 
Mary provides management and employee training programs and drafts handbooks, policies and procedures. She drafts noncompetition agreements and other agreements that protect employers' trade secrets, proprietary and confidential information and client relationships.
 
Mary counsels companies on planning and executing reductions in force, including reviewing disparate impact analyses, separation agreements, and Older Worker Benefit Protection Act title and age listings.

Commercial Litigation & Regulatory

Mary has served as counsel in a variety of business litigations and arbitrations. She also has experience as counsel in numerous electric regulatory proceedings.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Colorado

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. Order of St. Ives (1990)

University of Denver
B.S.B.A. magna cum laude (1985)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Are You Smarter Than a Law Student
    Compliance and Ethics Forum for Life Insurers, Denver, September 2018 
  • The Unions Get Their Day — Evolving NLRB, Independent Contractor, Employment and Minimum Wage Issues
    Franchise Business Network, July 2015
  • Employer Confidentiality Agreements That Violate Whistleblower Protection Rules
    Nationally Broadcast Webinar, Sponsored by Clear Law Institute, June 2015
  • Joint Employment and Vicarious Liability
    Panelist, Innovation Pavilion, Denver, December 2014
  • What Will the New Illinois Medical Marijuana Law Mean for Employers?
    Faegre Baker Daniels Labor & Employment Seminar, Chicago, June 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Colorado State Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Human Resources Association
  • Society of Human Resources Management

Honors

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Labor & Employment, 2013-18
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Top Ranked Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law, Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015
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