Macy M. Chan

Partner
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445 S. Figueroa
Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1651

Macy Chan is Deputy Partner-in-Charge of the Los Angeles office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP with 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.   

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“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)

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J.D., Southwestern Law School (2006)

B.A., University of California, Irvine , Criminology, Law and Society, Minor in Sociology (2003)

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