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Mary M. McCudden


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


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, Ms. McCudden 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, Ms. McCudden conducts and advises clients with respect to investigations, including those involving leadership, boards, managers, and employees.   

Some of Ms. McCudden’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

Mary M. McCudden
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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]

Speeches and Presentations

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

See AllBlog Posts by Mary M. McCudden

Mandatory Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios: Is Your State Next?
September 4, 2019

Healthcare facilities in California have been required to adhere to mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios since 2004. These ratios vary depending upon the degree of patient care involved. More recently, Massachusetts passed a law requiring mandatory staffing minimums in the state’s ICU’s. Read More

NPDB Guidebook Update: Does Your Institution Know What’s Reportable?
January 29, 2019

Title IV of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA), created the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The NPDB is a national clearinghouse and repository of information on medical malpractice payments and adverse actions taken against licensed healthcare providers. Read More

Is Your Institution Doing Enough to Reduce Disruptive Physician Behavior?
July 9, 2018

Disruptive physicians are staple characters on television shows about the medical field. Some of the most recent T.V. doctors of this vein that come to mind are Dr. Gregory House of House and Dr. Perry Cox of Scrubs. While Dr. House and Dr. Read More