Master’s Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, 2009
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 1999
B.A., Pepperdine University, 1995
Order of Barristers
Recognized as a “Southern California Super Lawyer—Rising Star,” 2005-2007
Phi Alpha Delta, Vice Chair
Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution Fellowship 1999-2000
Ms. McKay is an experienced trial attorney representing national and regional clients in federal and state courts, in a wide variety of business disputes involving fraud, unfair competition, breach of contract, trade secret, licensing, directors’ and officers’ liability, franchise and distributorship, employment disputes, RICO claims, secured transactions and equipment leasing. She has extensive experience representing clients in disputes across a wide array of industries, including: banking, debt collection, pharmaceutical and medical device, health care, aviation, waste management, oil and gas, restaurant and hospitality, real estate, construction, technology, manufacturing and retail.
Federal jury trial victory on behalf of national motel chain accused of fraud in a real estate transaction, after successfully winning summary judgment motion on six additional claims. Ohio Six Ltd. v. Motel 6 Operating LP and ACCOR North America, No. 2:11-CV-08102 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2014).
Effectively obtained writ of sequestration on behalf of national bank leading to successful repossession of secured collateral (jet aircraft). Sovereign Bank v. Capital Holding 182, LLC, et al., No. CV13-0603 (43rd District Court, Parker County, Texas, April 13, 2013); Sovereign Bank v. Life Settlement Equipment Leasing, LLC, et al., No. CV13-0606 (43rd District Court, Parker County, Texas, April 13, 2013).
Successfully obtained dismissal of claims against wrongfully joined individual defendant and successful transfer of suit to federal court under contractual provision designating choice of law and venue. Cardiovascular Support, et al. v. SpecialtyCare Inc., et al., No. 3:13-CV-01718 (N.D. Tex., Sept. 17, 2013).
Effectively obtained writ of sequestration on behalf of national bank leading to successful repossession and third-party sale of secured collateral (jet aircraft), and positive settlement of claims. Sovereign Bank v. Jet Squared, LLC, et al., No. C201000732 (413th District Court, Johnson County, Texas Dec. 19, 2012).
Successfully defended commercial real estate brokerage firm in suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty and negligence claims. Kenneth LaPlante, et al. v. Regency Centers, L.P., et al., No. DC-12-04676 (192ND District Court, Dallas County, Texas January 23, 2014).
Obtained favorable resolution of claims involving breach of warranty, negligence and products liability filed on behalf of major dairy farm related to the manufacturing, distribution and installation of barn and milking parlor. Horizon Organic Dairy, LLC v. EAC Engineering, Inc., et al., No. CV-OC 10-23234 (4TH District Court, Ada County, Idaho August 15, 2012).
Obtained favorable settlement against aircraft manufacturer and component manufacturer for claims of breach of warranty, breach of contract and fraud claims involving alleged defects in two aircraft. Chinn Aircraft Holdings LLC, et al. v. Cessna Aircraft Company, et al., No. 348-245792-10 (348th District Court, Tarrant County, Texas September 9, 2012).
Effectively obtained writ of sequestration on behalf of equipment financier leading to successful repossession of heavy machinery. Volvo Financial Services v. Sergio Alberto Lamas, No. 2011-708 (346th District Court, El Paso County, Texas September 14, 2011).
Obtained dismissal of claims brought by restaurant tenant against court-appointed receiver for major commercial property landlord. House of Blues Houston Restaurant Corp. v. Mark Fowler, Receiver, et al., No. 2012-24990 (11th District Court, Harris County, Texas December 4, 2012).
Successfully obtained dismissal of claims involving negligence and indemnification brought against client who performed horizontal directional drilling. Tres Palacios Gas Storage LLC v. Mr. & Mrs. Elray Matzke, et al., No. 42712 (329th District Court, Wharton County, Texas November 26, 2013).
Successfully obtained temporary restraining order enforcing non-compete provision within medical partnership agreement. North Texas Children’s Anesthesia, L.L.P. v. Christopher A. Clarke, M.D., No. 296-0150-2011 (296th District Court, Collin County, Texas June 16, 2011).
Co-Author, The Negative Impact of Litigation on Women’s Health Care, Gender Medicine, November 2005
Frequent Lecturer on Medical Products and the Law at the Regulatory Science Graduate Program, University of Southern California
Pro Bono Activities
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