Mary M. Gardner helps clients identify, evaluate, and prioritize their risks; implement practices to minimize, monitor, and control those risks; and find satisfactory outcomes when those risks turn into potential liabilities. Mary is a versatile counselor, litigator, and negotiator, representing companies in all aspects of risk management, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and counseling.
Mary maintains an extensive risk management and insurance practice, working with companies and executives seeking coverage for a wide variety of claims. Mary is a fierce advocate for her risk management and insurance clients, working tirelessly to ensure they obtain the full protection of their insurance policies and indemnification agreements. She also works closely with corporate risk managers and in-house counsel to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their current risk and insurance programs, assisting them in securing coverage-enhancing modifications to their insurance policies and broad indemnification agreements, so that they are situated if (and when) a claim arises. Mary also provides advice and counseling in connection with commercial transactions, including insurance due diligence and drafting insurance and indemnity provisions in deal documents. In recent years, Mary has played a leading role in negotiating, drafting, and assessing custom insurance programs for large construction projects.
Mary also represents various clients in investigations and litigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as consumer class actions related to advertising and telemarketing practices. Her clients include manufacturers, startups, calling and text messaging platform providers, cable news networks, and companies in the hospitality, construction, automotive, electronic retailing, payments, and direct-to-consumer marketing industries.
Insurance and Risk Management
Advertising and Marketing