Chelsea Ashbrook McCarthy is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office.
Ms. McCarthy focuses her practice on litigation implicating ERISA and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), shareholder and fiduciary issues, and restrictive covenant and trade secret claims. She also has significant experience representing clients with respect to a variety of financial services disputes ranging from the prosecution of multimillion-dollar commercial foreclosures to the defense of consumer claims. Her experience also includes litigation involving real estate fraud and title disputes, insurance coverage, and class actions. Ms. McCarthy represents clients at both the trial and appellate levels. She has tried cases to verdict in both 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's representative matters include:
Ms. McCarthy is a co-chair of Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative in Chicago. 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. She also interned for the Honorable David R. Herndon in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois while in law school.
In addition, Ms. McCarthy is an active community volunteer. She is 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.
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