Anna S. McLean

Professional Biography

Anna McLean is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group. She is a Leader of the firm’s Class Action Defense Team.

Areas of Practice

Anna focuses on the defense of complex class actions, with particular emphasis on consumer products, consumer finance, and building products. She regularly defends companies in state and federal courts with regard to alleged unfair business practices, product defect and warranty claims, and disclosure issues, as well as alleged violations of the TCPA, ECOA, FCRA, TILA, and their state-law analogues. She has represented clients in matters before the CFPB and the CPSC. 

Anna litigates issues at the vanguard of state and federal law on the enforcement of consumer arbitration clauses containing class action waivers, e.g., Trabert v. Consumer Portfolio Services Inc, 2015 WL 9271437 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015) (dismissing appeal from trial court order compelling arbitration); 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).

Anna also represents major building products manufacturers in putative class actions alleging consumer warranty and unfair business practices claims arising out of the use of allegedly defective building materials. E.g.,Camenson v. Milgard Manufacturing, Inc., 2008 WL 2381904 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008) (upholding denial of class certification of homeowner claims alleging defective windows).

Anna has received an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating an attorney can receive for legal quality and ethics. 

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