Kelsey M. Larson

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Kelsey M. Larson focuses her practice on class actions brought under California’s unfair competition, false advertising, and consumer protection statutes, and complex commercial and product liability litigation. She represents companies across the pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, consumer health products, and food and beverage industries.

While being detail oriented and efficient, Kelsey provides counsel to her clients by maintaining a broad perspective on the issues that impact their matters so that she can help them achieve their goals.

Honors & Awards

  • Repeatedly recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” in annual surveys conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in Los Angeles Magazine (2016 and 2017)
  • Published in the Southern California edition of Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.: Order of the Coif; Senior Editor, UCLA Law Review; Business Editor, UCLA Women's Law Journal; Writing Advisor
  • Santa Clara University, B.A., History, and B.S., Economics: summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; University Honors Program, Dean's List; Recipient, Hazel Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Economics

Professional Activities

Author

  • “Sargon Enterprises V. USC: A Step Toward Daubert,” Law360 (2013) (with Peter Choate)
  • “Crafting a Defense in Food-Labeling Class Actions,” Corporate Counsel (2013) (with Carlos Lazatin)
  • “Mazza’s Impact on False-Advertising Class Actions,” ABA Litigation Section (2012) (with Carlos Lazatin)
  • “The Right to Know: An Approach to Gun Licenses and Public Access to Government Records,” 56 UCLA Law Review 1579 (2009)

Moderator

  • Recent Developments in California Unfair Competition Law, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Western Regional Conference (August 25, 2012)

Presenter

  • “Nuts and Bolts of Class Actions,” myLawCLE (January 2014)
  • Representation of a large consumer electronics company, taking the lead on the successful motions to dismiss in three different class actions
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in a large MDL and state-coordinated proceeding regarding product liability claims aimed at a diabetes drug
  • Represented a major food manufacturer in a nationwide class action lawsuit under California’s unfair competition law
  • Represented a leading marketer of fitness shoes in multiple class actions under California consumer protection statutes, product liability, and personal injury actions throughout the U.S.
  • Representation of a major food manufacturer in a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging claims under California’s UCL and CLRA
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