Mary E. Bruno

Mary E. Bruno

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Recognized since 2013

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

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Mary E. Bruno is the Assistant General Counsel for the firm and works with the General Counsel in the areas of risk management, employment, and handling conflict and ethics issues. Mary has worked with the firm's Labor and Employment Law group focusing on advising and representing companies and managers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including National Labor Relations Board matters (organizing drives, representation hearings, election campaigns, unfair labor practice proceedings, RC and RM petitions, decertification and deauthorization elections, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, unit clarification petitions, injunctions, project agreements and dual gate picketing); EEOC and state civil rights agency discrimination charges; Title VII discrimination and harassment lawsuits; compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Meyers-Milias Brown Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Arizona Civil Rights Act, the Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act; wage and hour issues, including compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act and the Davis Bacon Act; the protection of proprietary information and drafting and enforcement of covenants not to compete; development of personnel policies, manuals, employment and separation agreements; the development and presentation of training programs and materials covering a variety of employment law matters; and advising and defending employers in cases involving wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, supervision and retention and other tort claims.


  • 2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 800
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona
  • Nevada, State Bar of Nevada


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section - Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Employment Defense Section - Member
  • Arizona Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section - Member
  • EADV (Employers Against Domestic Violence)Taskforce of the Maricopa Association of Governments, Membership, Training and Awareness Taskforce - Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section - Member
  • Supervisory Series and Human Resources Certification Program, University of California (1991-1995) - Instructor

Greenberg Traurig LLP
Headquarters: New York, New York

421 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

164 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management

Special Focus

  • Management


  • Chambers USA Guide, National - Employment Law, 2006-2010
  • Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013

Areas of Concentration

  • Labor and employment
  • Construction labor law
  • Federal Indian law
  • Navajo Nation law

Significant Representations

  • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements and project agreements in the construction industry.
  • Defended clients in Title VII and ADEA and ADA actions.
  • Defended clients in Title VII class actions.
  • Represented many clients before the National Labor Relations Board in representation and unfair labor practice cases.
  • Represented employers facing Union Corporate Campaigns.

Other Court Admissions

  • Navajo Nation

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