Mary Wright provides proactive advice and counseling in all aspects of the employment relationship, walking employers through hiring, compensation, discipline, leave administration, disability accommodation, EEO complaints and investigations, and terminations. Mary performs employer audits on topics such as HR policies, wage and hour compliance, and the protection of trade secret, proprietary and competitive information. She conducts all types of employee training (including California mandated anti-harassment training) and drafts employer policies, procedures, and handbooks.
Mary defends employers in single plaintiff cases, multi-plaintiff representative actions, and class actions, and represents employers at hearings before state and federal administrative agencies (DLSE, DFEH, EEOC, EDD, WCAB). She represents employers in alternative dispute resolution venues including mediation, early neutral evaluation, and settlement conferences.
Mary is a trained neutral and accepts engagements to mediate in both employer internal dispute resolution programs and pre-trial mediation.
Mary is celebrating her 27th year practicing employment law and her 12th straight year as a Northern California Super Lawyer. Throughout her legal career she has been charged with the responsibility for making law firm-wide personnel decisions and implementing complex policies and procedures. She served as General Counsel at Ogletree Deakins, an international labor and employment firm, where she also helped lead the firm's California Advice Group. She chaired Carroll, Burdick & McDonough’s Employment Law Practice Group where she also acted as "Head of Personnel,” administering personnel decisions for support staff and associates. Holding these administrative positions has caused Mary to develop employer-empathy and enables her to create California-compliant, business-driven solutions for her clients.
Oriet Cohen-Supple was admitted to practice in Israel since 1986 and in California since 2000. In Israel, Oriet’s practice focused on corporate, real estate and banking transactions, and compliance counseling, as well as the litigation of commercial disputes for clients in the entertainment and sport industries including anti-piracy litigation matters. In California, Oriet’s practice has been divided between advice and counsel and litigation.
On the litigation side, Oriet specializes in employment and complex business litigation filed in state and federal courts, and in arbitration tribunals (FINRA, AAA and JAMS). She has a further focus on employee mobility cases which include claims for unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets (both technical and non-technical), and breach of employment and business contracts in a variety of settings. Oriet also represents employers in defending or prosecuting against claims of breach of employment contracts, nondisclosure agreements, and invention-assignment agreements. She has defended employers against claims of violation of wage and hour laws, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, as well as business torts, such as business fraud, defamation and libel claims, and employee raiding.
As a trusted advisor, Oriet counsels clients in litigation prevention and compliance matters in pre-litigation business and employment disputes, and provides strategic legal and business advice and risk management counseling to corporate executives and senior management on a wide range of regulatory, corporate, and litigation risks arising out of state and federal business and employment laws.View Full Bio Download VCard
"Not only is Mary a professional, but she is extremely personable, available when issues arise and just letting you brainstorm potential solutions...Her knowledge of employment law and HR issues in a business environment is superior ... she instills confidence and most importantly understands the workings of a “real time” human resources department. I highly respect Mary’s work ethic, talents and integrity and would confidently recommend her services to any organization."
— Mitch Miner, SPHR SHRM-SCP
Head of Human Resources and Employee Engagement at Wine.com
"Mary is extremely bright, focused and the ultimate team player. She works tirelessly for the client as an advocate but never loses sight of the truth and telling the client the "way it is." A terrific lawyer and a great person!"
— Jim Walsh
Business Litigator at Walsh Law Firm
Chairman, I Lost It LLC
"Mary worked for me on a complex multi-year, multi-million dollar lawsuit and did a great job. Mary is a great litigator with deep expertise in CA law, a terrific and responsive inter-personal style, a creative approach, and a clear sense of how to provide value and control costs. I recommend her highly."
— Christopher Mirabile
Board Member, Gravyty
"Oriet is a focused, determined, and dedicated lawyer, committed to achieving the best results for the numerous clients I have referred to her in the past 17 years. She has an excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of her cases. This trait is evident in every communication and complements Oriet’s accessibility and genuine concern for the client’s business and how it is impacted by litigation. When you mix in her rapid response style, Oriet is great to work with and an excellent choice for my firm’s legal needs in the U.S."
— Sigal Schlimoff
Partner, Gross Orad Schlimoff & Co; Lloyd`s representative in Israel
"Oriet played a major role in a litigation team that handled a complicated, multi-year lawsuit for my former employer, Hot Cable Communication Company. Oriet handled the case with thoroughness, dedication, and stamina. She was in command of the law and the facts, and provided well-reasoned and timely litigation strategies, leading to a very favorable result for Hot Cable."
— Ori Gur Arieh
former General Counsel, Hot Cable Communication Company, Israel
Wright & Supple LLP is pleased to announce its new business relationship with the Rimon PC, a global law firm. Working with Rimon allows Wright & Supple to expand the scope of legal services provided to our clients to in the following areas: Complex Business Litigation, Corporate Transactions, Intellectual Property, Technology, Real Estate, Sports, Entertainment and Recreation, Tax, Telecommunications and Financial Services.