Mary E. Tarduno is an attorney in the Governmental Practice in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mary's practice focuses on complex civil litigation and internal investigations.  She has extensive experience in breach of contract, fraud, unfair business practices, trade secrets, and False Claims Act litigation and has been involved in creating detailed structures for settlement of disputes.  In the government contracts area, Mary has conducted numerous investigations and analyses on cost accounting, time charging, contracting, quality, technical, and internal control compliance issues; has formulated corrective action plans; and has assisted clients in making voluntary disclosures to government agencies and enforcement officials.  In both the government contracts and general business litigation context, she has extensive experience in managing responses to discovery demands, including those involving large civil litigation document productions, responses to government civil and criminal subpoenas, and classified document productions.


J.D., Harvard University, 1982, cum laude, President and Editor of Harvard Law Record and co-author of Wind Energy Conversion, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Spring 1981

B.S., Lehigh University, 1979, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi


  • California
  • Federal District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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