Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- State of New York
Howard University School of Law, J.D.
St. Lawrence University, B.A.
Tabitha F. Flood
Tabitha Flood is an associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office. A member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Practice Group, Tabitha helps clients resolve business disputes by providing creative legal and business advice. She fuses legal analysis with a business-oriented mindset to yield excellent results for clients, both in and out of the courtroom.
From pre-litigation counseling to trial preparation, Tabitha’s experience is vast. More particularly, she represents financial institutions, media companies and manufacturers, among others, in high-stakes civil cases involving contracts, business torts, intellectual property, antitrust, alleged fraud, products liability and the like. Tabitha handles government and internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense matters as well.
Tabitha honed her extraordinary litigation skills as an associate at blue chip law firms Jones Day and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and as a clerk to the Honorable George B. Daniels, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is the co-author of 2017 Enforcement Trends in Accounting Fraud, presented at PLI’s Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2018.
Appellate: After a cryptocurrency client sued Bitcoin and a cryptocurrency exchange after losing millions of dollars when the exchange was hacked, the exchange filed a motion to compel arbitration, which was dismissed by the trial court in favor of the client. Contributed to the appellate brief filed with the California Court of Appeal (First District), which affirmed the trial court’s decision in a published opinion.
Copyright Infringement & Antitrust: Member of a team representing a media company in defense of copyright infringement claims. Helped to obtain a settlement favorable to the client.
Products Liability Class Action: Led a team representing an auto manufacturer in a product liability class action and helped to obtain final court approval for a comprehensive settlement with U.S. automobile owners and lessees, the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, the state attorneys general of all 50 states, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Securities: Successfully moved to dismiss lawsuit filed by investors as against an insurance company and its senior executives alleging securities fraud, which dismissal was affirmed by the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Securities & Antitrust: Successfully moved to dismiss claims rooted in antitrust and unjust enrichment asserted by investors against banking clients, which claims alleged the manipulation of U.S. Treasury auctions and an alleged group-boycott conspiracy to suppress competition in the U.S. Treasury market.