Los Angeles Office
Stacy is an experienced trial lawyer, who practices complex business litigation for clients in the entertainment industries, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, unfair competition, business torts, and breach of contract claims. She also represents financial institutions and property owners in real estate disputes.
Stacy represents numerous clients in consumer class actions involving unfair competition claims, including 17200 claims. She has represented several electronic retailers in putative class actions asserting claims under 17200 and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. Most recently, she represented Naturex, Inc., a manufacturer of a Green Coffee Bean extract that was advertised on the Dr. Oz Show, in a putative class action alleging unfair competition and false advertising claims, which settled favorably for the client. She currently represents Johnson & Johnson in two putative class actions, one in the Southern District of California and the other in the complex court of the Los Angeles Superior Court, which allege unfair competition and Proposition 65 violations.
Her work for clients in the commercial and residential real estate, banking, and financial services industries focuses on partnership disputes and representing secured creditors in judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions and bankruptcy proceedings. She has represented numerous real estate developers and property owners, including Ronald A. Simms and the Simms/Mann Institute for Education and Community Development in connection with various disputes. She also has represented financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, regarding priority lien disputes and other business issues.
Stacy counsels high-profile artists, producers and talent in accounting and profit-participation, licensing, and other disputes involving the television and motion picture industries.
She also has represented numerous other producers and artists, including a film production company, defeating a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit filed by an individual claiming to have co-written screenplay; well-known artists prosecuting a copyright infringement and right to publicity action for defendants' improper use of performance sound recordings; and a film financier regarding investments in several independent films.
In addition, Stacy regularly presents at on-line webinars on a variety of topics affecting litigators worldwide.
While she is always prepared to try any case, Stacy firmly believes that resolution of certain matters outside of court sometimes are in the best interests of her client. As such, she is highly skilled in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution through mediations and arbitrations and was elected an Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutral for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2006.
In keeping with her commitment to philanthropy, Stacy currently serves on the Board of the Pacific Clinics Foundation, which works to advance the mission of Pacific Clinics and to generate support for the non-profit organization's behavioral healthcare services. She previously served on the Pacific Clinics Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library.