Mary H. Stuart: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Mary H. Stuart

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Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Management Relations
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Midstream
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare
Contact InfoTelephone: 303-749-7207
Fax: 303.749.7272
University University of Maine, B.A., with highest distinction, 1976 Phi Beta Kappa; Order of St. Ives
Law SchoolUniversity of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1981; Denver University Law Review, Editor
Admitted1981, Colorado; 1981, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships
•Colorado Bar Association
•Denver Bar Association
•Faculty of Federal Advocates


Mary's practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation and labor and employment, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and employee-benefits litigation. She has obtained defense judgments for employers in multiple jury and bench trials and arbitrations, represented employers in dozens of labor arbitrations, advised corporate directors in ERISA class action lawsuits, and drafted and counseled on executive employment agreements and noncompete agreements.

Mary's litigation experience provides a solid base for advising clients in the energy and healthcare industries on best employment practices for avoiding litigation by:
•Consulting on employee issues from hiring to discharge
•Training of HR staff on compliance and investigations
•Advising on and litigating employment claims
•Advising on purchase and sale agreements on employee-related issues
•Drafting corporate and employment policies

Mary is a member of the firm's Executive and Partner Boards.

Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, 2011-2015; Denver Labor Law-Management Lawyer of the Year, 2015
•BTI Consulting Group, Client Service All Star Award, 2014
Colorado Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2006-2014; Top 100, 2012-2013; Top 50 Women, 2012-2014; Top 25 Women, 2011
The Denver Business Journal, Power Book Finalist, 2011
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Civic Involvement
•Colorado Legal Aid Foundation, former Chair
•University of Colorado School of Medicine, Center for Women's Health Research, Advisory Board, Chair
•Women's Foundation of Colorado, former Chair

• The Hon. Jim R. Carrigan, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

•Represented home healthcare agency in defense of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related employment claims.
•Represented healthcare system in defending EEOC charges and providing HR advice for nursing center.
•Obtained decertification of an FLSA collective action.
•Guided a $12 million acquisition in the rigid-container manufacturing industry on employment and immigration issues.
•Achieved favorable outcome in defense of employer in arbitration of multimillion claim by former executive.
•Regularly provide guidance to clients on full range of matters, including worker classifications and investigations and training management and human resources professionals on immigration, benefits and social media issues.
•Obtained dismissal of FLStA claims in federal court after employee refused to arbitrate claims.
•Obtained dismissal of all claims brought by former bank officer against bank.
•Defended employer in collective bargaining grievance filed by demoted employee, who alleged that the employer discriminated against him based on sex, race, national origin and disability in violation of state and federal laws and in retaliation for previous complaints. Secured favorable results for client.
•Represented employer when plaintiffs alleged that union members, with the implied approval of their employer, violated federal labor statutes by manipulating union votes to approve a collective bargaining agreement and obtained a dismissal of all claims.

Business Insights

Business Insights
3.18.14 OSHA Inspections Breakfast Seminar
Energy & Natural Resources Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Seminar Denver, CO
3.06.14 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar Denver, CO
10.02.13 Business for Breakfast Roundtable - ADA Update
Seminar Denver, CO
2.26.13 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar Denver, CO
4.03.12 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar Denver, CO
10.28.11 Drug Diversion, Use and Personnel Issues
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Speaking Engagement Denver, CO
2.11.11 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar Denver, CO
8.17.10 Do your non-compete agreements contain a liquidated damages provision? Recent case law suggests they should.
6.28.10 Healthcare Reform Regulations Issued Addressing Grandfathered Plans
6.28.10 Department of Labor Clarifies Definitions in the Family and Medical Leave Act to Extend Leave Benefits to Employees Who Have No Biological or Legal Relationship with the Child

In The News
8.26.14 Husch Blackwell Names Kevin Kelley New Managing Partner for Denver
News Release
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
6.11.14 Six Healthcare Attorneys to Join Husch Blackwell
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals News Release
3.14.14 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Names 14 Husch Blackwell Attorneys
News Release
2.28.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts Three 2014 BTI Client Service All Stars
News Release
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 “Lawyers of the Year”
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release
3.15.13 Eleven Husch Blackwell Attorneys Are Named 2013 Colorado Super Lawyers; An Additional Eight Named Rising Stars
News Release
11.13.12 Husch Blackwell Named one of Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women”
News Release
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release
3.02.12 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2012 Names 17 Husch Blackwell Attorneys
News Release


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Office Information

Mary H. Stuart

1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4700
DenverCO 80203


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