Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Central, Southern and
- Northern Districts of California
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic
Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) (Board Chair of Professional Development)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Executive Advisory Council)
Loyola Law School, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
Vincent S. Loh
Vincent Loh is a member of M&R’s Commercial & Business Litigation Department, who represents companies in complex business disputes, and employment and real estate litigation. He has expertise handling matters involving unfair competition, breach of contract, trade secrets, copyright, fiduciary duties, toxic torts and discrimination. Mr. Loh concentrates his practice working in the real estate, advertising and digital media, and retail and apparel industries.
Mr. Loh regularly handles the defense of business tort claims, including individual and class action disputes under California’s Unfair Competition Law and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. He represents entertainment and media companies in matters regarding profit participation, and accounting disputes. He also has significant experience counseling and litigating employment matters, particularly class actions under Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Mr. Loh is a member of M&R’s Diversity, Multiculturalism and Inclusion Committee.
Mr. Loh has worked in conjunction with Public Counsel and The Alliance for Children’s Rights as a Pro Bono advocate on foster care benefits and adoption cases.
Mr. Loh served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Patricia Collins, Jacqueline Connor, and John Segal, Los Angeles Superior Court. He was also a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Christina A. Snyder, U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Mr. Loh earned his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, Order of the Coif (Top 10%), where he was a staff writer on the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, and the Academic Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. He received his B.A., from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Political Science.
Breach of Contract: After the owner of a shopping center began charging excessive Common Area Maintenance charges (CAM) to one of its tenants, Mr. Loh sought declaratory relief to deem the charges as outside the scope of the lease. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the tenant, finding that the owner’s interpretation of the lease was incorrect as a matter of law.
Consumer Class Action Defense: Multiple plaintiffs brought a class action against a nationwide retailer of consumer electronics for alleged violations of the California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA). Based on California Civil Code section 1749.5, the plaintiffs alleged that the retailer had violated the law by printing “Not Redeemable for Cash” on the back of its gift cards. Mr. Loh persuaded the court to find that the CLRA claim had no merit and, thereafter, defeated class certification on multiple grounds.
Entertainment: After a visiting Swedish rapper was brutally murdered a pedestrian in Hollywood, Mr. Loh represented the decedent’s family in a wrongful death action. Under a theory of collateral estoppel, Mr. Loh was able to use the criminal conviction to obtain a $5 million dollar judgment on behalf of the family.
National Origin and Gender Discrimination Class Action: Plaintiffs brought a national origin and gender discrimination class action against a Fortune 100 company. They alleged that the company had discriminated against minorities and women with respect to all aspects of employment, including recruiting, testing, hiring, initial assignments, promotions and compensation. After Mr. Loh conducted rigorous discovery on behalf of the company, the plaintiffs were forced to drop many of their claims, resulting in a significant reduction in the size of the class and, ultimately, settlement.
Toxic Tort: Mr. Loh defended a manufacturing company in a toxic tort claim involving the lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans. Through strategic discovery, Mr. Loh was able to prevail on summary judgment, saving the client millions of dollars in potential exposure.
- HALA Newsletter, November 10, 2015
- HALA Newsletter, July 23, 2015
- Law360, June 1, 2015
- California Lodging News, Spring 2015
- Becker's Hospital Review, September 26, 2014
- Law360, February 7, 2014
- Litigation Section of the Sate Bar of California, November 2011
- California Supreme Court Tightens the Reins on Standing Under the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and the Unfair Competition LawBloomberg Law Class Action Report, July 2009
- Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 4, 2009
- California Supreme Court Restricts Suits Under Consumers Legal Remedies Act Cases; Requires "Some Damage" for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Claims - Meyer v. Sprint Spectrum L.P.Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Cireri L.L.P, February 16, 2009
- Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, June 26, 2007
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