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  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 2001
  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Articles Editor
  • B.A., Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995

Gina McCoy has more than 20 years’ experience handling civil appeals concerning a wide variety of issues, including medical malpractice, product liability, employment, real estate fraud, and contract disputes. She has briefed and argued numerous cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, and several districts of the California Courts of Appeal. Among other successes, her efforts resulted in published decisions in U.S. v. Universal Fruits & Vegetables (9th Cir. 2004) 370 F.3d 829 (9th Cir. 2004) (holding Court of International Trade has exclusive jurisdiction over government’s action to recover antidumping duties on Chinese garlic despite labeling as violation of “reverse false claims” provision of False Claims Act) and Harris v. TAP Worldwide, LLC (2016) 248 Cal.App.4th 373 (holding employee’s failure to sign employer’s arbitration agreement did not bar enforcement where employee acknowledged receipt of the employee handbook and arbitration agreement, both of which contained language equating acknowledgment of receipt with consent to arbitrate).

Before joining the firm, Ms. McCoy worked at Horvitz & Levy LLP and Fernald & Zaffos, specializing in civil appeals at both. She was also a panel attorney for the California Appellate Project, representing indigent criminal and juvenile defendants on appeal as appointed by the Second District Court of Appeal. 

Ms. McCoy was admitted to practice law in the state of California in 2001. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.