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

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Business Litigation
  • ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Management Relations
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

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 has developed an understanding of the energy and natural resources area, having also represented clients in the oil and gas industries on matters such as:

· Advising on purchase and sale agreements.

· Financing and mortgaging oil and gas properties and pipelines.

· Drafting corporate and employment policies.

· Advising on and litigating employment claims.

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

Awards & Recognitions

· The Best Lawyers In America, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, 2011-2014

· Colorado Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2006-2013; Top 100, 2012-2013; Top 50 Women, 2012-2013; Top 25 Women, 2011

· The Denver Business Journal, Power Book Finalist, 2011

· Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Associations & Memberships

· Colorado Bar Association

· Denver Bar Association

· Faculty of Federal Advocates

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,


· 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 Fair Labor Standards Act 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.


8.17.10, Do your non-compete agreements contain a liquidated damages provision? Recent case law suggests they should.

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

6.28.10, Healthcare Reform Regulations Issued Addressing Grandfathered Plans

6.23.10, Supreme Court Cautions on Scope of Employee Privacy Interests in Electronic Communications

6.22.10, Supreme Court Voids More Than 600 NLRB Decisions

5.7.10, OSHA Enhanced Enforcement Efforts Signal Significant Changes for Employers

3.26.10, Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act Offers Tax Incentives for Hiring

3.16.10, Pay Equity Cases-the Next Wave of Major Litigation

2.23.10, New Proposed EEOC Regulations Impose Significant Burden on Employers

2.10.10, Changes in Whistleblower Tort Claims in Missouri

11.5.09, GINA Employment Provisions Effective November 21

11.2.09, New Legislation Expands FMLA Military Leave

7.9.09, Court Limits Enforcement of Non-Union Email Policy

7.2.09, Supreme Court Rules in Reverse Bias Case

6.19.09, Supreme Court Adopts "But For" Rule for ADEA Cases

4.6.09, Unions May Substitute Arbitration For Litigation Of Discrimination Claims

3.19.09, DOL Releases Opinions on Reducing Hours for Salaried Employees

3.9.09, Court Imposes Personal Liability on Supervisors

1.14.09, The Employee Free Choice Act


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Mary H. Stuart

1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4700
DenverCO 80203


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