Loyola Marymount University School of Law,
J.D., Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
Loyola Marymount University,
English & Political Science, Cum Laude, 2010
California USDC, Central District
California USDC, Eastern District
California USDC, Southern District
California USDC, Northern District
US Ct Appeals, 9th Circuit (AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, Guam, M. Isles)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Women's Law Association of Los Angeles
Super Lawyers, Rising Star
University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
Thompson Coburn LLP
Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Richard Fruin
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin, Editorial Board, 2021-Present
Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin, Editorial Board, 2021-Present
A dynamic litigator with a breadth of experience, Kacey creates and executes effective and practical litigation strategies to address a variety of complex disputes for clients, from members of the Fortune 500 and large privately held companies to smaller businesses.
Aggressive and methodical in her approach, Kacey leads complex litigation in a focused manner that is consistent with her clients' business goals and strategic objectives. She represents clients in state, federal and appellate courts as well as before various dispute resolution agencies. She has prevailed in state and federal courts and has successfully arbitrated and mediated numerous cases before the AAA and other dispute resolution agencies.
Kacey is a talented writer who has been professionally published on various legal topics. She also serves on the editorial boards for two publications, Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin and Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin.
Prior to joining Thompson Coburn, Kacey was an Associate at Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger, where her practice focused on professional liability for accountants and business managers, construction defect litigation for builders and developers, and insurance defense.
Secured defense and award of over $500,000 in terminating sanctions for real estate investment trust client facing millions of dollars in potential liability due to plaintiff's falsified business and accounting records.
Successfully defended and prosecuted claims on behalf of limited partner in dissolution action.
Achieved complete defense judgment for a major telecommunications provider in arbitration against a plaintiff seeking over $10 million for disability discrimination claims.
Through targeted motions and cross-examinations, obtained early dismissal of individual wage and hour claims, and favorable settlement of additional class action claims.
As a result of favorable judgments in various matters and heavy-hitting strategies, obtained favorable or nuisance-value settlements of wage and hour, discrimination, and other employment claims for automotive, construction, real estate, landlord, fashion, restaurant, and other clients.
Repelled aggressive opposing counsel and attained favorable settlement of class action and Private Attorneys General Act claims for construction, automotive, and other companies.
Obtained favorable settlement for seller regarding enforcement of purchase agreement with respect to a large residential development.
Attained favorable judgments and settlements in prosecution and defense of commercial landlords and tenants.
Successfully defended construction defect claims on behalf of builders and developers and obtained indemnity from subcontractors, including in complex multi-party and class action suits.
Negotiated favorable pre- and post-lawsuit settlements of construction defect claims on behalf of commercial and residential builders and developers.
Obtained favorable appellate decision upholding court order denying motion to compel arbitration against client purchaser of large residential property.
Successfully defended accountants and attorneys in professional negligence actions.
Negotiated favorable and nuisance-value settlements of professional negligence claims for accountants and attorneys through aggressive litigation tactics.
“U.S. Supreme Court gives employers a rare victory in arbitration of PAGA claims”
Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 2022
“Appellate Court Conflict: Can PAGA Plaintiffs Intervene and Oppose Settlement in Other Actions?”
Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin, April 2022
“Employers Should be Mindful of Defined Benefit Plans’ Fees and Investment Options Under ERISA When Selecting Retirement Plans”
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin, March 2022
The Fall of the Joint Employer Rule
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin December 2021 and January 2022
California Becomes First State to Target Warehouse Distribution Centers for Productivity Quotas
Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin December 2021
9th circuit Finds "paramour preference" does not violate Title VII
Los Angeles Daily Journal October 2021
FEHA Quid Pro Quo Harassment Claims for Failure to Promote Accrue When the Aggrieved Employee Knew or Should Have Known of the Employer's Decision Not to Promote Them
Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin October 2021
Heightened Scrutiny Applies to Post-Certification Class Action Settlements In Addition to Pre-Certification Class Action Settlements
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin September 2021
9th Circuit Decision Highlights the “Don’ts” Of Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements
Los Angeles Daily Journal August 2021
Conflict Among the Circuits: Are Websites Places of Public Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin June 2021
PAGA 2020 Developments
Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin April 2021
Employees Must Receive Premium Pay For Meal Break Rounding Violations
Los Angeles Daily Journal March 2021
California Employers Must Provide Notice to Employees Of COVID-19 Exposure and Benefits, Take Safety Measures to Prevent COVID-19’s Spread
Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin December 2020
Return to Work Issues Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparison of California and Federal Law
Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin June 2020
24 Tips for Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements
Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin May 2020
Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements
Los Angeles Daily Journal November 22, 2019
High Stakes: Arizona Law Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment Against Medical Marijuana Cardholders May Trigger Review of Drug Testing Policies
Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin April 2019
Reconciling California State and Federal Court Decisions: What Employers Need to Know About Production-Based Compensation Plans
Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin January 2019
Landmark Wage and Hour Ruling
Los Angeles Daily Journal October 11, 2018
Employers: What to Know as Immigration Battle Plays Out
Los Angeles Daily Journal March 14, 2018
Return to Work Issues Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin February 2018
AB 685 Requires Employers to Provide Notice of COVID-19 Exposure
Los Angeles Daily Journal September 29, 2020
Failure to Maintain Equipment ‘Integrally Related’ to Medical Diagnosis or Treatment Resulting in an Injury is Professional Negligence Under MICRA and Therefore Subject to a One Year Statute of Limitations
Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger September 30, 2016
Liable for Backseat Driving,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 2, 2015) “CPAs’ Audit Report and Qualified Opinion Did Not Cause Company’s Or Investors’ Losses Where There Was No Evidence Of Reasonable Reliance
Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger April 24, 2015
Motor Carriers Subject to State Unfair Competition Law
Los Angeles Daily Journal August 5, 2014
An Additional Insured’s Reasonable Expectations May be Different from the Named Insured’s and Must be Considered to Determine whether the Additional Insured is Entitled to Defense from the Insurer of a Commercial Excess and Umbrella Liability Policy
Construction Defect Journal June 4, 2014
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