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Mary Allain represents public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment disputes, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and PAGA cases. Mary’s practice focuses on employment litigation in state and federal court, private arbitration forums, and various administrative tribunals, and she has defended employers in both single-plaintiff lawsuits and class actions.
Mary also provides advice and counseling regarding a wide variety of day-to-day workplace issues, including employee performance management, discipline, termination, leaves of absence, and accommodation requests. She is also experienced in counseling employers on their handbooks and policies to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
Mary is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Mary practiced at a San Diego defense firm where she exclusively practiced in labor and employment, representing clients of all sizes on a variety of matters.
During law school Mary served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan (United States District Court for the Southern District of California) and served as both an academic fellow and legal research assistant at the University of San Diego School of Law.
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2018, summa cum laude)
Whitman College, B.A. (2012, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude)
All California state courts
United States District Court for the Southern and Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Ames Karanjia LLPAssociate: July 2020 – present
University of San Diego School of LawAdjunct Professor: January 2020 – present
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLPAssociate: September 2018 – July 2020; Summer Associate 2017
University of San Diego School of LawAcademic Success Fellow: August 2016 – December 2017
Honorable Thomas J. Whelan, United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaJudicial Extern: Summer 2016
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember
San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember