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Associate / Los Angeles

Michelle L. Han

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213.955.1690
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213.623.0032
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mhan@carlsmith.com

Michelle Han is an Associate in the firm's Los Angeles office and is a member of the Litigation practice group. She concentrates her practice on business litigation. Michelle received her B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she was an editor of the Loyola Law Review. While in law school, Michelle worked as an extern for the Honorable Dolly M. Gee and as a law clerk for Southern California Edison Company, the Office of the California Attorney General, and the State Bar of California.

Representative Matters

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  • Trial counsel for Southern California Edison Company in a dispute with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation. Exxon sought $32 million plus punitive damages based on alleged lost profits and equipment damages from electrical interruptions to a California refinery. After a four-week trial in federal court (Central District of California), the jury returned a straight defense verdict for Edison on all claims. This case was profiled in Law360 .
  • Trial counsel for a marketing and promotions company in a two-week arbitration proceeding against the world's largest automaker. Obtained an arbitration award for money damages and credit for creative work product.

Affiliations

  • The State Bar of California