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Mary Snyder is a director in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Wilson Turner Kosmo. She has been a litigator and counselor at law since 1999. Her practice includes litigation in state and federal courts, as well as in front of administrative tribunals, in arbitrations and in appellate proceedings. Mary’s litigation experience includes matters brought under a full range of employment laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, as well as cases brought under contract law, negligence law and other state and federal causes of action.

In her employment practice, Mary exclusively represents employers and management in regard to claims brought by employees. Mary regularly advises companies and human resource representatives on employment policies and best practices, including proper drafting of a full range of employee-related policies and procedures, potential discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation and wage and hour claims.She also serves clients with business immigration needs.

Mary advises small, medium and large-sized employers regarding immigration benefits available to meet their global workforce needs, managing I-9 compliance and audits as well as handling government audits relating to immigration practices. She also assists companies and foreign workers with obtaining temporary and/or permanent work status and Visas for foreign workers. In addition, she advises employers regarding immigration-related employment discrimination as regulated by the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel and federal I-9 compliance.

Fluent in Spanish, Mary is able to investigate cases and conduct employee training in Spanish where the workforce so requires.

Mary is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Subcommittee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation and is the Oklahoma state chapter editor for the ABA’s state wage and hour law publication. She has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers for management-side labor law. Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy in 2012, Mary practiced labor and employment law at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP and at Wilson, Turner, Kosmo, LLP, both located in San Diego, California.

Mary is a frequent educational speaker at human resource professional meetings on various aspects of laws affecting the workplace, obligations when conducting a reduction in force, the ADA, overlap of various leave laws and best employment practices. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, with honors, from Portland State University in 1996 and her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1999.

  • 402 West Broadway, Suite 1600
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Harvard University, JD, graduated 1999
  • Portland State University, BA Spanish, graduated 1996
Bar Admissions
  • California, 211228
  • Oklahoma, 31427
Court Admissions
  • State Courts of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • State Courts of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


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