Attorney Profile

February 12, 2014  |   Uncategorized   |     |   Comments Off on Attorney Profile

In each issue of “Client Connection” we will profile one of our attorneys.  This month’s focus is on our Managing Partner, Kay Rackauckas.

With over two decades of experience and nearly 100 cases to jury verdict, Kay Rackauckas has earned a reputation as a leading trial attorney. Kay began her legal career 23 years ago in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where she spent 12 years prosecuting criminal cases. She was one of its most respected prosecutors, and was assigned to several of the most prestigious trial units.

In 2004 Kay entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney, bringing with her an unparalleled perspective on criminal prosecutions. She has handled all types of cases but emphasizes white-collar criminal defense. Kay has extended her practice to include civil litigation. For example, in 2013, she was co-lead plaintiff counsel on a business fraud trial which resulted in a jury award of over $3,375,000 in economic and over $1,465,000 in punitive damages. Kay is listed in the elite “The Best Lawyers in America®” in both white collar and non-white collar criminal defense. Kay’s versatility as a trial attorney and skilled negotiator gives her clients a multi-dimensional advocate who can quickly assess their case and devise a winning strategy.

On a personal note, Kay attended Wake Forest University on a tennis scholarship.  At the time she entered Wake she was one of the top ranked juniors in Southern California, as well as a nationally ranked Girls-18 tennis player.  She enrolled in Southwestern Law School following a four-year professional tennis career that took her around the world. While at Southwestern she continued to work full time at an investment firm in Los Angeles.

For Kay’s complete bio, click here

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  • Jennifer Keller and Reuben Camper Cahn selected as “Top 100 Lawyers in California”
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    The selection of more than one partner at a firm is remarkable for even the largest law firms and particularly so for a boutique firm,” says managing partner Kay Anderle. “This honor attests to the outstanding capabilities of not just Jennifer and Reuben but other KA attorneys who work behind-the-scenes to achieve success for our clients.” 

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    Attorneys and their areas of practice selected are: Jennifer Keller for bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and white collar criminal defense; Kay Anderle for commercial litigation, legal malpractice-plaintiffs, and white collar criminal defense; Chase Scolnick for qui tam law and white collar criminal defense; Reuben Camper Cahn for white collar criminal defense; and Shaun A. Hoting for commercial litigation.