Chelsea Ashbrook McCarthy is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office.
Ms. McCarthy focuses her practice on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, including litigation implicating employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and financial services litigation, ranging from the prosecution of multimillion-dollar commercial foreclosures to the defense of consumer claims. She also represents clients prosecuting and defending restrictive covenant and trade secret claims, as well as shareholder and fiduciary issues. Her experience also includes litigation involving real estate fraud and title disputes, insurance coverage and class actions.
Ms. McCarthy represents clients at the trial and appellate levels, and has tried cases to verdict in state and federal court. She is a member of the trial bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Ms. McCarthy is a co-chair of Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative in Chicago. In addition, Ms. McCarthy is an active community volunteer and serves as a member of the board of directors of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. She also coordinates Holland & Knight's participation in providing pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence at the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. McCarthy clerked for the Honorable Richard L. Young in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
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