Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Mary Pate joined the NMS team in 2013 as the senior corporate counsel. In this role, Pate provides all aspects of legal counsel to NMS and acts as interim compliance officer.
A member of the Alaska Bar Association since 1990, attorney Mary Pate provides legal counsel on a wide range of general corporate matters and civil litigation issues. She specializes in employment and labor issues and has advised clients on employment policies and manuals, employment contracts and wage and hour issues.
Mary has experience in litigation defense before state circuit and U.S. district courts, as well as state agencies. As a presenter at education, health care, small-business development, and trade seminars and conferences, she has addressed a variety of employment and management issues.
Mary holds a juris doctorate degree from University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington and a master of business administration degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.