Macy M. Chan

Biography

Macy Chan has extensive litigation experience involving complex business disputes, toxic exposure and product liability. She defends Fortune 500 corporations in high-risk litigation, including employers, premise owners, and manufacturers of various products and equipment in the industrial, construction, automotive, and consumer markets.

While managing voluminous caseloads for national clients, Macy participates in all phases of litigation from inception through resolution, including discovery, investigations, fact and expert depositions, and trial. She employs an innovative and aggressive motion practice, such as moving cases to more favorable venues or forums, or leveraging early dismissals before incurring significant costs. Macy continues to litigate and manage cases after judgments and verdicts are entered to recover defense costs. In the appellate courts, Macy has assisted in a successful motion to dismiss an appeal as well as a successful response to Plaintiffs’ appeal of costs.

Additionally, Macy is involved in creative defense analysis and strategy development that assists her clients in forecasting trial outcomes. Depending upon the unique needs of each case and client, this can vary from mock trials, jury research, focus groups, as well as individual work-up. Macy has designed and produced mock trials with surrogate jurors to test trial themes and juror reaction to evidence, witnesses, and defenses. She has also participated in testing exercises with focus groups.

Services

Education

  • Southwestern Law School  (J.D., 2006)
    • Vice-President, Southwestern University Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
    • Finalist, Intramural Moot Court Competition (2003-2004)
    • Member, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (2003-2006)
  • University of California, Irvine  (B.A., 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Central City Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • State Bar of California
  • DRI

Honors

  • Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2016-2018)
  • Southern California Top Women, Super Lawyers Magazine (2016)
  • Super Lawyer "Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine (2015)
  • Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women, Southern California Rising Stars (2015)
  • Inaugural Hot List - Western Region, Lawyers of Color (2013)

Trials

  • Fraser, et al. v. Boething Treeland Nursery Co., d/b/a Treeland Conejo, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Swasey, et al. v. Asbestos Companies, et al., Superior Court of California, Alameda County
  • Roberto Campagna v. 3M, et al., Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • Sergio Hravtin v. A.O. Smith Water Products, et al., Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • Tully v. American Biltrite, et al., Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
  • Michelle Brockmyer, Individually and as Successor-in-Interest to Richard Smith, Deceased, and Eric Smith v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Hiroko Felton, individually and as successor in interest to the Estate of Donald L. Felton, Deceased, v. Davison-Conroy, Inc., et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Franklin Schwab and Patricia Schwab v. Pneumo Abex LLC, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Evelyn Molloy v. Crane Co. et al, Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • Cynthia Konigsberger v Kaiser Gypsum, et.al., Superior Court of Pacific County 
  • Harvey McIntyre, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., King County Superior Court
  • Jacob and Norma Jager v. 3M Company, et al, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Nasseem and Sanna Farag v. Advance Auto Parts, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Una Miller, et al. v. Alfa Laval, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Lebus v. Warren Pumps
  • Alfred Hall and Bertie Hall v. Alfa Laval, et al, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Teo Chew
  • Spanish

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Member, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Film screening and breast cancer awareness committee

Presentations

  • “California Trends and Developments in Asbestos Litigation," In-House CLE Series, Indianapolis, Indiana (March 9, 2015)
  • “Southern California Asbestos Litigation Update – Impact of LAOSD Coordination,” In-House CLE Series, Boston, Massachusetts (October 17, 2014)
  • "Planning a Defense: Case Work Up From A to Z," In House CLE Series, San Francisco, California (February 12-13, 2014)
  • Santa Fe Trial Tactics Seminar, Co-Moderator  (January 14-15, 2011)