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Mary M. McCudden


P 410-415-2082 F 410-415-2001


Mary M. McCudden


Mary M. McCudden is an associate in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers in litigation, mediation, and arbitration involving a wide range of employment-related claims, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and various state human rights laws, as well as breach of contract and tort claims, and claims involving alleged violations of confidentiality or non-compete agreements. She also represents employers in administrative matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state agencies. 

Further, Mary provides advice and training to help employers avoid litigation. She regularly counsels employers on issues such as hiring, performance management, leave, reasonable accommodations, termination, employment contracts, and personnel policies. Additionally, Mary conducts and advises clients with respect to investigations, including those involving leadership, boards, managers, and employees.   

Some of Mary’s representations include:

  • Obtained dismissal of a national origin discrimination claim on behalf of a large healthcare system
  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of a municipality on employee’s breach of contract claim
  • Obtained dismissal of a gender discrimination claim on behalf of a community hospital
  • Obtained an appellate decision affirming the dismissal of a physician’s claims against a health care system for sexual harassment and violations of New Jersey’s Cullen Act

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Management", "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2017-2018)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court (2015-2017)

Published Works

  • “What Every New Jersey Business Should Know About Maternity Protections in the Garden State,” New Jersey Business Industry Association (May 2017) [Author]
  • “Post-ACA, Employer Obligations May Stand for Pregnant, Nursing Women,” Legal Intelligencer, (March 2017) [Co-Author]


  • “What Every Human Resources Professional Should Know About Transgender Issues in the Workplace,” Southern Shore HRMA of New Jersey (Galloway, NJ, October 2016) (presenter)