About Mary Ellen Simonson
Ms. Simonson has 28 years experience in federal and state courts, representing a variety of businesses and employers in both litigation and counseling, including serving as outside national employment counsel for a multi-billion dollar company. She routinely handles a wide variety of litigation matters on business and employment disputes, including defending/enforcing restrictive covenants, litigating Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and wrongful termination issues; and providing advice to employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, drafting and advising on executive employment agreements, handling EEOC and DOL matters. She has successfully briefed and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit and Arizona Court of Appeals, and successfully briefed and argued before the Arizona Supreme Court an issue of statewide importance to all public employers. Ms. Simonson also has substantial experience in commercial litigation and school law.