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Michelle L. Landry

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Michelle L. Landry

Shareholder

Michelle L. Landry is a Shareholder in the firm's Litigation practice area and serves as the San Francisco office chair of the firm's women's affinity group, "Women at Vedder Empowering Success" (WAVES).

Ms. Landry focuses her practice on prosecuting and defending complex civil litigation across a wide array of industries for individuals, partnerships, LLCs, and private and publicly traded companies.

She has represented clients in breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair business practices, commercial lease disputes, trademark and trade secrets, defamation and invasion of privacy cases, price-fixing and RICO. Ms. Landry has substantial trial experience and has arbitrated in all major arbitration venues, including JAMS, AAA and NASD (now FINRA).

Ms. Landry has defended a number of complex litigation and class action matters in both California state and federal courts. She has defended companies against class actions related to payday lending and lead generation, wage-and-hour claims, antirust/unfair business practices and violations of California’s Talent Scam Prevention Act. She has also represented a number of hotel owners, real estate developers, commercial landlords and tenants in a variety of litigation matters, including lease disputes, breach of contract, employment disputes and fraud.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Landry served as a partner at a full-service litigation firm and was previously in-house counsel for the developer of Skyy Vodka.

Michelle L. Landry

Shareholder

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Emerson College, B.A., 1994, cum laude

Michelle L. Landry

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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1997

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1997

Michelle L. Landry

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Experience

Ms. Landry’s recent experience includes:

  • Successfully defending Monster headphones' use of its mark against Dolby;
  • Representing a hotel for business interruption against MTA in connection with subway expansion;
  • Representing lead generation company and its celebrity endorser against class actions related to payday lending and lead generation (in California and Minnesota on a pro hac vice basis);
  • Defending claims of trademark infringement, which led to a federal judge ruling that her client had shown a triable issue of fact as to whether the trademarked color was functional and thus subject to cancellation;
  • Defending a corporation against class action lawsuits for labor code violations;
  • Defending a banking entity in complex litigation brought by the San Francisco City Attorney on behalf of the People of the State of California relating to payday and installment loans made to California consumers and representing marketing companies against class action claims related to the marketing of such loans;
  • Prosecuting claims by a major credit card company to recover from its primary insurer for losses arising from a class action alleging violation of consent-to-record provisions of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act and other similar state statutes;
  • Representing a major home builder in a federal investigation regarding alleged mortgage fraud;
  • Responding to civil investigative demands; and
  • Litigating several complex disputes involving Bay Area real estate (partner buy outs, option contract enforcement, public works projects).