Anthony S. Chavez

Anthony S. Chavez

Senior Associate

Anthony S. Chavez

Senior Associate

Anthony Chavez represents clients in a wide array of litigation matters in state and federal court and before arbitration panels.

Anthony’s litigation practice is diverse and includes assisting clients across a broad spectrum of industries including real estate, construction, agribusiness, apparel, banking, manufacturing, and technology. Drawing on experience gained while attending college in the Silicon Valley and working for a tech company before attending law school, Anthony is adept at e-discovery and employing technology to save costs in litigation. Anthony is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and advises clients on privacy issues.

Anthony also draws on experience gained while growing up in a farming family in the Central Valley to provide advice and counsel tailored to the specific legal needs of farmers and others in the agribusiness industry. 

Experience

  • Briefed, argued, and won an appeal to the Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for a real estate developer client facing a $25 million loss (the entire development project and millions of dollars of back rent) due to the erroneous interpretation of a commercial lease by the bankruptcy court.
  • Reached favorable settlements for apparel companies facing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits over alleged barriers to accessing their websites.
  • Represented a public agency in multiple lawsuits to recover millions of dollars stolen over decades in a sweeping public corruption scheme.
  • Successfully defended a farmer in an agricultural trespass case.
  • Managed e-discovery involving terabytes of data for a water district client engaged in a dispute over a decades-old contract.
  • Advise companies on responses to potential data breaches.
  • Advise companies on compliance with Prop 65.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, 2019
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE, 2019

Honors And Rankings

  • Externship, Judge Kim Wardlaw, United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2012
  • Externship, Magistrate Judge Andrew Wistrich, United States District Court Central District of California, 2011
  • USC Gould School of Law National Moot Court Team, 2011-2012
  • USC Gould School of Law Hale Moot Court Honors Competition Executive Board, Topic Editor, 2011-2012 
  • USC Gould School of Law Hale Moot Court Honors Competition, Oral Argument Finalist and LexisNexis Written Advocacy Award for Runner-Up Best Brief, 2011 

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