Mary L. Malysz

Deputy County Counsel

Mary L. Malysz joined the Litigation Section of the Office of the County Counsel in 2012 after 24 years in private practice.  She represents the County in employment litigation matters related to hiring, discipline, layoffs and termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, and employee leave rights.

In addition to employment litigation, Mary’s professional expertise includes:

  • Business litigation
  • Workplace training
  • Privacy
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Workplace violence
  • Employment investigations
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Debtor /creditor and bankruptcy


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., Dean’s List, 1988
    • Lead Technical Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
  • San Jose State University, B.A., 1985

Professional Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
    • Former Chair and Member, Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee
  • American Inns of Court
  • Former Member, Association of Workplace Investigators

Prior Experience

  • Partner at McPharlin, Sprinkles & Thomas
  • Associate at McPharlin & Mahl
  • Associate at Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger

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