- Pepperdine University School of Law – JD
- Westminster College – BA
Mary Lang is an Assistant General Counsel at GeneralCounselWest, PC. She advises healthcare clients on a wide range of issues, including employment, regulatory, contractual, and pre-litigation matters. Among other things, she has experience drafting corporate policies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, developing best contracting practices and negotiation strategies, negotiating directly with third parties to secure key contractual protections, representing clients in acquisitions, conducting pre-litigation risk analyses, and advising clients on a host of employment-related issues.
Prior to GeneralCounselWest, Mary practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, a leading international law firm, for seven years. At Gibson Dunn, Mary gained significant experience representing and advising some of the largest companies in the world facing complex and often cutting-edge legal issues. She worked with clients across industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, and retail, on employment, regulatory, class action, antitrust, and general litigation matters. Mary also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael W. McConnell on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where she helped draft bench memoranda and opinions, and performed all related legal work as required by Judge McConnell.
Mary earned her law degree with highest honors in 2008 from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She also was active in Pepperdine’s moot court program, winning best brief and oralist awards while prevailing in final round oral arguments before Chief Justice John Roberts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Political Science with highest honors in 2005 from Westminster College.
Mary also taught upper-level writing courses at LaVerne University School of Law. In this position, she prepared and delivered lectures in logical reasoning, legal research, concise writing, and written and oral advocacy.
In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and young children. She also enjoys basketball and classic films.
Mary is a member of the California bar, and is admitted to practice in the United State District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits.