Alston & Bird continues its Bay Area growth with the addition of senior litigator Jim McCabe as counsel. McCabe joins from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he practiced for more than 30 years, most recently as senior of counsel.
“Jim is a top-notch litigator with an impeccable reputation for defending clients in high-stakes civil litigation before state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels,” said Kristy Brown, Alston & Bird partner and co-leader of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. “His track record as a trial and appellate lawyer and experience across a range of commercial and regulatory litigation, including complex class actions, make him a superb choice for clients seeking sophisticated guidance on matters critical to their success.”
In a career spanning more than three decades, McCabe has distinguished himself as a trusted adviser to corporate clients, primarily in the financial services industry.
Among his many notable successes, McCabe has defended financial services companies in more than 100 different class actions and other complex civil litigation encompassing consumer reports and consumer financial products.
Over the past decade, McCabe has represented LexisNexis – a subsidiary of RELX plc – in more than 40 individual disputes and 12 putative consumer class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He also represented LinkedIn in defeating a putative class action that attempted to characterize the company as a consumer reporting agency. And for the Mortgage Bankers Association, he won summary judgment in a putative nationwide class action that challenged the issuance of multiple credit cards to subprime customers, serving as national coordinating counsel for the association and assisting lender defendants in defeating class certification in more than 60 cases asserting claims under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
In addition to his client work, McCabe has served as a trial skills instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the Stanford University Advocacy Workshop.
“Jim brings exceptional litigation capabilities to our San Francisco office and broader financial services practice,” said Teresa Bonder, partner in charge of Alston & Bird’s San Francisco office. “His leadership, experience, and talent deepen our bench of leading litigators and provide another powerful advantage for our clients.”