Stacy is an experienced trial lawyer, who practices complex business litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, unfair competition, business torts, and breach of contract claims. She represents consumer product companies, financial institutions, energy companies, and clients in the entertainment industry.
Stacy represents numerous clients in consumer class actions involving unfair competition claims, including California Business and Professions Code Section 17200 claims. She has represented several retailers in putative class actions asserting claims under Section 17200 and the California 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 also represented 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 alleged 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 also represents several energy companies in connection with investigations by and hearings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
In addition, she has represented numerous producers and high-profile artists and talent in accounting and profit-participation, licensing, and other disputes involving the television and motion picture industries. This included 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.
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 Directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library and the Board of the Jewish Graduate Students Initiative.
Stacy's recent representations include: