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Caitlyn Finley

Caitlyn Finley

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
California Hastings College of the Law
About
Civil litigator with experience in consumer, employment, privacy, contract and regulatory law. Previously worked for 3 years as a litigator at consumer class action litigation firms on product defect, false advertising, unfair business practices, employment, and privacy cases. Experience with FDA regulations and food and beverage labeling laws.

Most recently gaining experience in non-profit development.
5
Years
experience

Practice Areas

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Work History

Girard Gibbs LLP

Associate Attorney

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014

New case development for privacy, employment and consumer cases. Legal research and writing in product defect, privacy, employment and food labeling cases. Researched and drafted complaints, motions, and requests for discovery. Defended over twenty-five depositions nationwide. Prepared CLE presentations on state and Federal privacy laws.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP

Associate Attorney

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013

Represented plaintiffs in complex class actions alleging violations of state and federal consumer fraud, antitrust, and securities laws. Investigated legal and factual issues for numerous cases on behalf of financially injured consumers and entities. Litigated complex class actions in state and federal courts. Drafted discovery requests, written discovery responses and objections. Researched, wrote and filed briefs, complaints, internal memorandum and other legal documents, including oppositions to motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, motions for class certification, oppositions to motions to compel arbitration, motions for settlement approval, and Ninth Circuit and California appellate briefs. Researched and drafted jury instructions, mediation briefs, and settlement briefs. Interviewed clients, maintained client correspondence, and reviewed client documents. Was the calendaring attorney for several cases. Drafted articles concerning legal issues for firm newsletter. Edited and Bluebook cite checked motions and briefs.

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP

Post-Grad Law Clerk

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Legal research and writing including drafting memoranda, motions, complaints, requests for discovery. Researched and drafted winning Ninth Circuit appeal in consumer case focused on interpretation of FDA regulations.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP

Law Clerk

May 2011 - May 2012

Researched and drafted memoranda and brief sections for oppositions to motions to dismiss, motions for class certification, oppositions to motions to compel arbitration, and drafted sections for appellate briefs to the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court. Researched and drafted memoranda of law regarding enforceability of consumer arbitration agreements, legal standards under California consumer protection statutes, and FDA regulations. Drafted evidentiary objections, complaints, and requests for production. Researched and drafted jury instructions for a securities case, and researched and drafted memoranda on recent legal trends in derivatives litigation and false advertising in food marketing. Edited and Bluebook cite checked motions and briefs.

May 2011 - May 2012

Tetra Tech DPK Consulting

Rule of Law Intern

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

Researched international rule of law development projects, assisted in developing international rule of law project proposals, assisted human resources and recruitment efforts for USAID funded projects.

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

UCSF Department of Otolaryngology

Administrative Analyst

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Provided administrative support to the Department Manager including: research and writing newsletter articles, writing and editing letters of recommendation on behalf of faculty, both internal and external official departmental correspondence and memoranda, wrote and edited marketing materials including brochures, magazine ads and web content. Prepared faculty appointment dossiers, prepared and edited faculty CVs and created tracking and organizational databases for benefit accruals.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

We R Alamo

Assistant campaign manager

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

Legal research and writing on state and local government involving incorporation issues. Wrote and edited campaign materials, including informational brochures. Collected and recorded donations, managed all legal paperwork sent and received to and from legal counsel. Scheduled meetings with
supporters, managed mailing lists and neighborhood door to door campaigning, coordinated with vendors.

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

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