Mari Overbeck is a litigator in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She focuses her practice on general civil litigation and employment law. In the employment law context, Ms. Overbeck has experience defending employers against claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Labor Code and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Ms. Overbeck has represented employers in the full-range of wage and hour claims, including misclassification/exemption, "off the clock," meal and rest period, and reimbursement of business expenses. She also represents and advises clients in a broad range of statutory and common law employment-related disputes, including matters involving wrongful termination, breach of employment agreements, sexual harassment, discrimination and matters brought pursuant to California's Private Attorney General Act. In addition, Ms. Overbeck provides day-to-day counseling to employers in connection with leaves of absence, employee hiring, discipline and termination, and compliance with wage and hour laws.
Ms. Overbeck also has experience as a general civil litigator and has represented a large technology sector company in patent infringement matters; a gaming company in trade secret and misappropriation claims; and a national outdoor advertising company in litigation involving statutory penalties and due process claims.
- A government contractor in obtaining a complete defense victory against a certified class of 7,000 truck drivers alleging breach-of-contract claims after a nearly three-month arbitration hearing.
- Wells Fargo in its defense against nationwide wage and hour class actions brought by Financial Advisors.
- A national advertising company in litigation involving statutory and due process claims.
Before joining Munger Tolles, Ms. Overbeck served as the sole law clerk to the Honorable Bernard Zimmerman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California during the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 terms. In 2012, Ms. Overbeck was also a law clerk to the Honorable William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Ms. Overbeck worked previously as a civil and employment litigator in the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Ms. Overbeck graduated second in her class from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While a student at UC Hastings, Ms. Overbeck was a member of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, as well as the Jessup International Moot Court Team, where she received awards and recognition for both her oral and written advocacy. Ms. Overbeck graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in International Politics and Economics, where she also received departmental high honors for her thesis work on international constabulary forces.
Ms. Overbeck is an adjunct professor at UC Hastings, where she teaches legal writing and appellate advocacy to first and second-year law students. She also serves as an alumna coach to the Jessup International Moot Court Team.