Mary K. Blasy
Mary K. Blasy earned her Juris Doctor in the Business Law Program, Corporate Concentration at UCLA School of Law in 2000, after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Economics at California State University, Sacramento in 1996. While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Law Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Ms. Blasy is admitted to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia and before various U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals. Ms. Blasy is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Business Trial Lawyers Association. Now located in the Firm’s Melville office, her practice focuses on the investigation, commencement, and prosecution of securities fraud class actions and shareholder derivative suits.
Working with others, Ms. Blasy has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors in securities fraud class actions against Reliance Acceptance Corp. (resolved in 2002 for $66 million); Sprint Corp. (resolved in 2003 for $50 million); Titan Corporation (resolved in 2005 for $15+ million); Martha Stewart Omni-Media, Inc. (resolved in 2007 for $30 million); and Coca-Cola Co. (resolved in 2008 for $137.5 million). Ms. Blasy has also been responsible for prosecuting numerous complex shareholder derivative actions against corporate malefactors to address violations of the nation’s securities, environmental and labor laws, obtaining corporate governance enhancements valued by the market in the billions of dollars.
In 2014, the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Second Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York appointed Ms. Blasy to serve as a member of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission, which reviews the qualifications of candidates seeking public election to New York State Supreme Courts in the 10th Judicial District. Ms. Blasy has also been selected to participate on the 2015 Law 360 Securities Editorial Advisory Board.
Honors & Awards
- Law 360 Securities Editorial Advisory Board, 2015
- Member, Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission, 2014-present
UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2000
California State University, Sacramento, B.A., 1996
- District of Columbia
- New York
- United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California