Melissa C. McLaughlin is a member of Venable’s Commercial Litigation Group. She has experience representing clients in a variety of business disputes, including complex commercial cases, trademark and copyright matters, employment cases, and defending clients in consumer class action litigation. She has experience in state and federal court.
- Represented international retail company in multiple California class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Song Beverly Act for improperly collecting customer’s zip code information at point of sale.
- Represented a national company in several lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment, trade secret, and other employment-related claims.
- Represented a U.S. exclusive licensee in a Lanham Act anti-counterfeiting matter, which involved obtaining an ex parte seizure order to raid the infringer’s facilities, as well as a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction.
- Defeated an ex parte application for temporary restraining order and a motion for preliminary injunction, and obtained a demurrer with prejudice, on behalf of a national insurance brokerage group and its employee facing claims for breach of a non-compete agreement and unfair competition.
- Defended various consumer product companies against claims of false advertising and California’s Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code section 17200.
- J.D.UCLA School of Law2010
- B.A.magna cum laudeUniversity of Pennsylvania2004
Bar Admissions : California
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Professional Memberships : Los Angeles County Bar Association
Community : Melissa served as a Managing Editor for the UCLA Law Review.
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