Mary Leigh Pirtle helps employers navigate complicated and evolving employment law issues. With experience in both traditional labor and employment litigation, Mary Leigh has represented employers against claims ranging from wage and hour violations to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) violations.
Working with human resources professionals and in-house counsel at companies of all sizes, Mary Leigh’s practice involves:
Mary Leigh is also a former assistant attorney general for the state of Tennessee, where she represented Tennessee consumers against violations of Tennessee’s Consumer Protection Statute and represented the interests of Tennessee consumers of investor-owned utility companies. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Mary Leigh practiced at the Nashville law office of King & Ballow.
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
STARS Nashville – Board Member
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
We represented a home improvement retailer in connection to a charge of discrimination and lawsuit filed by a former employee, alleging unlawful conduct on numerous theories. After initial discovery, the charge and lawsuit were settled.
We successfully defended the purchasers of a physician practice in the dissolution of a business partnership wherein substantial claims were made relating to the business agreement. We were able to reach a favorable settlement in which our client’s exposure was reduced significantly.
Represented Wholesale, LLC and Wholesale Express, LLC in its sale to RumbleOn, Inc (Nasdaq: RMBL) for $16 million in cash and 1,317,329 in shares of RumbleOn Series B Preferred Stock
Represented Wright Medical Group in its acquisition of Cartiva, Inc.
Obtained summary judgment for a home improvement retailer in a multi-claim case filed by a former employee
Settled a hybrid class action case for a private hospital operator for alleged failure to pay nurses for time worked due to a time keeping system that would automatically deduct time for lunches each day
Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its acquisition of Paragon Medical
Successfully defended a national restaurant chain against sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge allegations stemming from an investigation which resulted in the Plaintiff’s termination
Successfully defended a national restaurant chain in a case alleging wage and hour violations
HR Professionals — Rising Star (2018-2019)
Stetson University — Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy