People: Mary Manesis, Counsel

Mary Manesis

Counsel

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9653
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Mary Manesis is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office.

Ms. Manesis has extensive experience representing private and public employers and other clients in a broad range of industries from financial institutions and investment banks to aerospace, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, retailers and restaurants.  While at Seyfarth Shaw and at prior firms, Ms. Manesis has defended employers in numerous single plaintiff and class actions, arbitration, FINRA, administrative and NLRB proceedings, handled internal investigations and reports, bargaining and labor issues, and counseled employers on wide variety of issues. Before joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Manesis served as counsel at a large national law firm, where she specialized in defending class action and other complex litigation in federal and state court, from opposing class certification through summary judgment and trial. Ms. Manesis has obtained successful results for many clients, resulting in published opinions in the Ninth, Tenth and Second Circuits.  She is also committed to pro-bono work and handled a number of matters for the Alliance of Children’s Rights and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

Mary Manesis is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office.

Ms. Manesis has extensive experience representing private and public employers and other clients in a broad range of industries from financial institutions and investment banks to aerospace, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, retailers and restaurants.  While at Seyfarth Shaw and at prior firms, Ms. Manesis has defended employers in numerous single plaintiff and class actions, arbitration, FINRA, administrative and NLRB proceedings, handled internal investigations and reports, bargaining and labor issues, and counseled employers on wide variety of issues. Before joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Manesis served as counsel at a large national law firm, where she specialized in defending class action and other complex litigation in federal and state court, from opposing class certification through summary judgment and trial. Ms. Manesis has obtained successful results for many clients, resulting in published opinions in the Ninth, Tenth and Second Circuits.  She is also committed to pro-bono work and handled a number of matters for the Alliance of Children’s Rights and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

Education

  • J.D., UCLA School of Law

  • B.A., University of California San Diego, cum laude

Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois

Courts

  • United States District Courts for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits