Kathryn L.
McCann

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Kathryn L. McCann

Litigation

Biography

Kathryn L. McCann is an Associate in Liner’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on general business matters, real estate litigation, contracts, and entertainment. Kathryn also has experience in several additional practice areas including securities fraud, premises liability, corporate tort, and products liability.  She has litigated in federal and state courts, as well as before various arbitral tribunals in California.

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D.)

Florida State University (B.A., magna cum laude)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Frequently speaks to students at Loyola Law School on oral advocacy and writing skills

Recognition
  • Member, Loyola Law School's Byrne Trial Advocacy Team (2004-2005)
  • "Top 10" Award Winning Brief and "Final Four" oralist in Scott Moot Court Competition (2005)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2012-2016)
Community
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Irish American Bar Association
  • Volunteers as a coach and judge for Loyola’s trial advocacy and moot court programs
Representations
  • Co-authored a demurrer in a securities fraud case that was sustained by the trial court, resulting in the complete dismissal of the case against our client. The demurrer, based on the grounds that the plaintiff's case was barred by the statute of limitations, was upheld on appeal.
  • Defended one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate owners and developers in a multi-million-dollar premises liability action resulting from an elevator accident. Our client prevailed on a motion for summary judgment, resulting in a complete judgment in its favor.
  • Worked on a matter pending in both federal and state courts in which shareholders of a closely held corporation were suing each other for corporate defalcations, RICO claims, breach of contract, and specific performance of a buy-out provision in a purchase-sale agreement. On the eve of the hearing on summary judgment, the opposing parties consented to the buy-out sought by our clients and the matters were dismissed, leaving our clients as sole owners of the business.
  • Bowen v. A.W. Chesterton, et al. -- Member of the trial team that successfully garnered a defense verdict for Union Carbide Corporation after a five-week trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, in which the jury deliberated for one day and returned a verdict in favor of Union Carbide based on its finding that the plaintiff did not suffer from an asbestos-related disease.