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
Kacey practices in the Firm's Business Litigation group, representing and counseling clients of varying size, from members of the Fortune 500 and other large privately held companies to smaller businesses in a variety of industries, including Telecommunications, Healthcare, Employment, Privacy and Data Security, Private Equity, Banking, Corporate Finance and Securities, Commercial and Residential Leasing, Real Estate, Fashion, Automotive, Professional Liability, and Construction.
Methodical in her approach, Kacey conducts complex litigation in a focused manner that is consistent with clients' business goals and strategic objectives in state, federal and appellate courts as well as before various dispute resolution agencies. She has successfully argued before state and federal courts. She also has successfully arbitrated and mediated numerous cases before the AAA and other dispute resolution agencies.
A seasoned writer, Kacey has been professionally published numerous times on various legal topics, and 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.
Defense and award of over $500,000 in terminating sanctions for real estate investment trust client.
Represented limited partner in dissolution action.
Complete defense judgment in arbitration against plaintiff seeking over $10 million for disability discrimination claims.
Early dismissal of individual wage and hour claims, and favorable settlement of additional class action claims
Favorable settlements of wage and hour, discrimination, and other employment claims for automotive, construction, real estate, landlord, fashion, restaurant, and other clients.
Defense and favorable settlement of class action and Private Attorney General Act claims for construction company.
Represented seller regarding enforcement of purchase agreement with respect to a large residential development.
Prosecution and defense of commercial landlords and tenants.
Defense of construction defect claims on behalf of builders and developers, including in complex multi-party and class action suits.
Favorable pre- and post-lawsuit settlements of construction defect claims on behalf of commercial and residential builders and developers.
Favorable appellate decision upholding court order denying motion to compel arbitration against client purchaser of large residential property.
Defense of accountants and attorneys in professional negligence actions.
Favorable settlement of professional negligence claims for accountant and attorneys.
The Fall of the Joint Employer Rule
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin December 2021
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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