Mary Tesh Glarum is a partner with the firm and practices general business litigation. Her particular focus is on both employment and health care law. Ms. Glarum is Chairperson of the firm’s employment law practice. Ms. Glarum has extensive expertise in labor and employment matters. Her practice includes individual discrimination and wrongful termination claims, both in court and in administrative proceedings. She has conducted successful trials in both the California federal and state courts, and she has argued appellate matters for her clients before the California Court of Appeal. Ms. Glarum also regularly advises businesses and non-profit organizations on traditional “nuts and bolts” human resources issues, including contracts, severance agreements, employee discipline and terminations. She routinely drafts and audits company policies and handbooks. She also leads internal investigations and conducts preventive training sessions on harassment and other employment topics.
In the health care arena, Ms. Glarum represents a broad range of health care clients, including medical groups, hospitals, independent practice associations, health care systems and physicians. She has a deep understanding of the managed health care system in California and the legal challenges faced by both providers and payors. She has handled numerous reimbursement disputes for health care clients and has secured favorable rulings both in court and arbitration. Her pragmatic approach to these disputes has also resulted in a number highly favorable settlements in the early stages of litigation.
Following are some of the matters Ms. Glarum recently has handled:
- Defended client in case before the Department of Industrial Relations where claimant asserted that he was misclassified as independent contractor. Hearing officer upheld employer’s classification of claimant as independent contractor.
- Defended charter school in race discrimination case brought by a former employee. Plaintiff dismissed case after her deposition was taken.
- Secured dismissal of claims by two former employees of hospital for retaliation and harassment.
- Negotiated a highly favorably settlement on behalf of a health care organization against provider in coordinated proceeding involving the hotly-disputed issue of what constitutes “reasonable and customary” fees for medical services. The settlement was a direct result of a successful motion to compel that required the physician to produce a wide array of billing records.
Prior to joining Doll Amir & Eley, LLP, Ms. Glarum practiced law at the Los Angeles offices of Latham & Watkins, LLP and at Blanc Williams Johnston & Kronstadt (later acquired by Arnold & Porter LLP). Ms. Glarum is a member of the California Society of Health Care Attorneys, as well as the State Bar of California, Employment Law Section.
She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Vassar College, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa.