Mary Baker is a Principal at Mahdavi Bacon Halfhill & Young. Mary engages primarily in general civil litigation, including an emphasis on business and commercial litigation, employment litigation, trade secrets and intellectual property litigation and complex litigation. With more than 20 years of practice, she has handled litigation covering essentially every issue that affects businesses. Her clients have included businesses of all sizes, individuals and foreign embassies.
She litigates primarily in Virginia and the District of Columbia but has litigated in federal and state courts in California, New York, Maryland, Georgia, Texas and international arbitrations. Mary obtained her juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center (cum laude) and her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University (summa cum laude). She is passionate about the pursuit of justice for her clients and protecting them, while also focusing on finding business solutions where feasible. She has taught continuing legal education courses on social media and evidence, social media and discovery and protecting small businesses.
Some notable professional accomplishments and highlights include:
Winning a $5.4M verdict as lead counsel for a successful Northern Virginia internet technology company in an employment and trade secrets theft case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Winning a $1.3M judgment as lead counsel for a D.C. defense subcontractor in a government contract/breach of contract dispute with a major defense contractor.
Arguing and winning an appeal before the Ninth Circuit in a $30M fraud and Ponzi scheme case.
Winning a $730,000 judgment in Fairfax Circuit.