Anna S. McLean is a partner in the Business Trial practice group. She is leader of the firm’s Class Action Defense team. Ms. McLean’s practice focuses on the defense of complex class actions, with particular emphasis on consumer finance, product liability, and high technology. She represents financial institutions, retailers, internet companies, and other providers of consumer products and services with regard to alleged unfair business practices, consumer disclosure issues, privacy, pricing, TCPA and financial claims.
Recently, she has litigated issues at the vanguard of California law on the enforcement of consumer arbitration clauses containing class action waivers, e.g., Arguelles-Romero v. Superior Court, 184 Cal. App. 4th 825 (2010) (finding arbitration clause with class action waiver not unconscionable) and Smith v. AmeriCredit, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115767 (S.D. Cal.) (granting motion to compel arbitration and dismissing action).
Ms. McLean represents Toyota Financial Services and Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in class actions nationwide. She won the dismissal of all TFS entities from federal multidistrict litigation arising out of the 2010 product recalls.
In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, 785 F. Supp. 2d 883, 904 (C.D. Cal. 2011). In 2013 alone, she secured the dismissal of three class actions against TFS entities, settled two on a single-plaintiff basis, and settled one with no payment by TFS.
- J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1989, UCLA Law Review
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, with high distinction
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of California
- Bar Association of San Francisco
- Association of Business Trial Lawyers
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