Mary Mandeville has been a Member of Alexander Ricks PLLC since she joined the firm in 2011. Mary has practiced law in Charlotte for thirty years, handling complex commercial litigation matters in North Carolina state, federal, and business courts, including jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. Mary’s practice includes contract disputes, partnership and LLC disputes, covenants not to compete, trade secret disputes, financial services litigation, fiduciary litigation, and matters seeking injunctive relief.
Prior to joining Alexander Ricks , Mary was a litigation partner with Mayer Brown LLP in Charlotte.
- Duke University School of Law, with Honors, 1988
- University of South Carolina, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1985.
- US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1991
- US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1991
- US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 1988
- US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1988
- All North Carolina State Courts, 1988
- North Carolina, 1988
Mary is married and has two sons. She is an active member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church and is also engaged in other community and charitable organizations.
Non-compete, Non-solicitiation, and Trade SecretsLitigation
Mary has prosecuted and defended numberous non-compete, non-solicitation, trade secret misappropriation, and tortous interference claims, including cases in which she has obtained and defended against restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
Mary has handled numerous claims for breach of contract, including employment contracts, operating agreement, supply contracts, guaranty litigation, and commercial lease disputes.
Partnership and LLC Disputes
Mary has handled numerous matters involving disputes between partners and members of LLCs, including representing receiver of LLC in dispute between LLC members involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of operating agreement, and fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation; and defending subsequent purchaser of cable company in class action by limited partners who objected to sale of cable company assets.
Financial Services Litigation
Mary has defended financial instiutions in a variety of cases, including in a putative class action alleging that bank improperly processed electronic payment transactions on behalf of tribal lenders offering purportedly usurious payday loans; against claims by former trustee of purported misappropriation of name or likeness, invasion of privacy and unfair trade practices; in a purported class action by register of deeds challenging legality of designating MERS as mortgagee, with claims against mortgage lender dismissed for failure to state a claim; in Enron securities litigation; in action to obtain injunctive relief to proceed with securitization transaction and defense of related claims of breach of contract and alleged trade secret misappropriation; in action to enforce arbitration agreement in amended credit card agreement; and in action to enforce commercial mortgage prepayment provision.
Mary has represented trustees in dispute over the value of trust assets and represented an executor in action to remove co-executor.
Class Action Litigation
Mary has represented parties in a number of class actions, including defense of manufacturers in various indirect purchaser consumer class actions alleging antitrust violations.