Reed Smith LLP
Mara Curtis is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group of Reed Smith. Curtis’ practice focuses on counseling and litigating wage and hour matters. Curtis has handled more than 100 class/representative actions over her young career, and she is currently lead counsel on more than 15 class/representative action lawsuits in California. She has extensive experience representing employers both in state and federal court, and has handled numerous putative and/or certified class actions alleging overtime, minimum wage, meal and rest period, waiting time penalty and wage statement claims. Curtis also has experience in single employment cases including suits alleging claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, wrongful termination, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Curtis and her team successfully defended Ralphs Grocery Company in a PAGA trial that was originally filed as a class action.