Bridget S. McCabe

Associate

Los Angeles
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Overview

Bridget McCabe focuses her practice on high-stakes, complex commercial disputes in federal courts across the country, including antitrust litigation, trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, Administrative Procedure Act challenges, and commercial contract claims. Experienced in all phases of litigation, Bridget advocates for her clients by maintaining close attention to detail and developing effective case strategy. Bridget routinely drafts complex legal arguments and is well-versed in motion practice, dispositive motion hearings, depositions, all stages of written discovery, preliminary injunction proceedings, and trial preparation. Prior to law school, Bridget worked a six-week jury trial as a litigation paralegal for a national law firm representing a heavy equipment manufacturing client in the prosecution of breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation claims involving the ownership and inventorship of fuel injector patents in which verdicts were rendered for the client.

Select Experience

  • Representing a major petroleum company seeking to recover environmental costs against the United States related to World War II and Korean Conflict contracts.
  • Member of a trial team representing a certified class of dairy farmers located in 14 southeastern states against the Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods and a number of other defendants in an action alleging violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act by unlawfully conspiring to eliminate competition for the marketing, sale and purchase of raw milk in the Southeast. Litigation was settled for more than $300 million, along with the agreed reform of significant business practices.
  • Represented several major children’s hospitals in three cases challenging a federal agency’s application of guidance as an interpretative rule. Obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief enjoining the agency from recouping millions of dollars from the hospitals.
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Experience

  • Representing a major petroleum company seeking to recover environmental costs against the United States related to World War II and Korean Conflict contracts.
  • Member of a trial team representing a certified class of dairy farmers located in 14 southeastern states against the Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods and a number of other defendants in an action alleging violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act by unlawfully conspiring to eliminate competition for the marketing, sale and purchase of raw milk in the Southeast. Litigation was settled for more than $300 million, along with the agreed reform of significant business practices.
  • Represented several major children’s hospitals in three cases challenging a federal agency’s application of guidance as an interpretative rule. Obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief enjoining the agency from recouping millions of dollars from the hospitals.
  • Represented multiple children’s hospitals challenging an agency’s final rule codifying guidance that denies children’s hospitals millions of dollars in supplemental Medicaid funds. Obtained vacatur of the rule on summary judgment.
  • Representing a biopharmaceutical company in Administrative Procedure Act challenge to a final rule promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration regarding drug compounding.
  • Member of a team representing a certified class of dairy farmers in an action alleging an unlawful conspiracy to eliminate competition for the marketing, sale and purchase of raw milk in the Northeast in violation of sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act. Settlements totaling $80 million, plus non-monetary relief, have been obtained on behalf of the clients and class.
  • Represented a heavy equipment manufacturing client in a dispute involving trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and false advertising.
  • Represented a heavy equipment manufacturing client in a complex contract dispute that included allegations of fraud.
  • Member of a team that conducted an internal investigation of a Fortune 100 company in connection with alleged criminal antitrust violations.
  • Represented tobacco company client in the defense of antitrust claims brought by a purchaser under the Robinson-Patman Act.
  • Represented a technology company in a patent infringement matter involving on-hold music and messaging technology. After obtaining a favorable Markman ruling, the litigation team significantly narrowed plaintiff’s claims through summary judgment, resulting in the ultimate dismissal of the action with prejudice.
  • Member of a litigation team defending a prominent GPS navigational equipment manufacturer in various patent litigation matters.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017 to 2018)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Served as special assistant corporation counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York. Conducted and defended depositions on behalf of the city.

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • California

Education

  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2010, cum laude; Catholic University Law Review, Production Editor (2009, 2010)
  • B.A., English, University of San Diego, 2004; Department of English Honors; Captain, NCAA Division I Volleyball Team (2003)