Mary represents businesses and employers in complex litigation matters, including employment-related litigation and contract disputes. While Mary works with employers in various industries, she works most frequently with clients in the health care and medical device industries.

Mary guides clients through every step of the dispute resolution process, including in state, federal and administrative courts, and in alternative dispute resolution settings. She advocates for clients who are responding to complaints of retaliation, discrimination or harassment filed with civil rights agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Mary’s practice focuses on employment law and litigation, but her general business litigation and health care compliance background allows her to serve the wide-ranging legal needs of businesses and employers. Prior to joining Fredrikson’s Employment, Labor, and Benefits Group, Mary advised health care clients on regulatory compliance policies and procedures and defending against allegations of noncompliance, including fraud and abuse laws. Her compliance experience provides her with valuable insight into the legal and business pressures facing clients, which she uses to deliver practical, industry-appropriate solutions. While obtaining her J.D. from the University of Minnesota, she represented clients as a student attorney in the Insurance Law Clinic and externed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.



Employment & Litigation

  • Draft employment policies, handbooks and agreements (including non-competes and other restrictive covenants)
  • Obtained summary judgment for healthcare system in whistleblower action
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlement for physician in policyholder insurance coverage dispute
  • Represented clients in a variety of commercial litigation disputes, include breach of contract, fraud allegations, and representing policyholders in insurance disputes

Health Law

  • Advised multiple clients on state law licensure, scope of practice and reimbursement issues
  • Advised clients regarding corporate governance issues, including the role and duties of the board of directors and drafting organizational documents
  • Draft a variety of commercial agreements, including purchase agreements, management services agreements, and employment agreements



  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2017, cum laude
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., 2013, magna cum laude


  • Minnesota, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2018


  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018
  • Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota Law Review, Managing & Research Editor, 2016-2017, Staff Member, 2015-2016
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, Legal Research & Writing
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, Joseph P. and Carol Z. Sullivan Health Law Moot Court Competition Team


  • YMCA of the North, Center for Youth Voice Advisory Board, Board Member, 2022-present
  • YMCA of the North, Youth in Government, Court of Appeals Program Specialist, 2015-present

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Surprise Reprise: No Surprises Act Revisited, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, April 13, 2022

The “No Surprise Billing” Act: As Clear as We Can Make It, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, November 10, 2021

Business Disputes: Unfair Trade Practices, Webcast, Minnesota CLE, 2020

Co-Author, Chapter 6 “Unfair Trade Practices,” Business Disputes: Claims and Remedies Deskbook, Minnesota CLE (2nd ed. 2015), updated 2019

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