July 11, 2017
Mary Platt has significant experience representing clients in individual cases and class actions pending before trial and appellate courts. She has handled matters involving contract claims, shareholder and partner disputes, antitrust claims, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, trade secret misappropriation, consumer protection and unfair competition claims, employment claims, real estate and environmental issues, insurance coverage, construction disputes, toxic tort and product liability claims, and attorney malpractice claims.
Mary has represented individuals and companies ranging from closely-held businesses to large global companies in a variety of industries, including the technology, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, and real estate industries. She also has represented attorneys in disputes arising from the attorneys’ withdrawal from their firms. Mary has served as a mediator in many cases, and represented clients in litigation involving large electronic document productions. As a Judge Pro Tem in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce Court Program, she is frequently asked by Commerce Court Judges to hold settlement conferences for their cases.
Mary Platt became Chancellor-Elect of the Philadelphia Bar Assn. this year and will serve as Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Assn. in 2018. She has held several leadership positions at the Philadelphia Bar Association, including chair of the Law Practice Management Division, and chair of the Federal Courts, City Policy, and Women in Profession Committees. She has served on Bar committees that have commented on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mary served for several years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Law Project, a non-profit focused on advancing the rights of women and girls, and volunteers for other non-profit organizations.
Mary is an honors graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown University Law Center. Mary started her legal career at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP in Philadelphia, where she was an equity partner for twenty-two years, a vice chair of the Litigation Department, and a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee and Technology Committee.
December 15, 2015