Firm Overview

MARY E. LYNCH has 25 years of experience defending employers in claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, violation of public policy, whistleblowing, and complex wage and hour class action litigation. She regularly provides advice and counseling to employers regarding hiring, corporate structuring, compensation plans, stock option plans, wage and hour issues, employment agreements, policies and procedures, internal investigations, terminations, lay-offs, severance packages, and leaves of absence. Ms. Lynch has represented employers in front of numerous administrative agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Employment Development Department. Ms. Lynch has argued in the California Court of Appeal on six occasions, all resulting in favorable outcomes for her clients. Ms. Lynch has provided training to employers on a wide variety of work-place issues, including sexual harassment, performance reviews, hiring, disciplining, terminating, managing leaves of absence, and proper work-place investigations