CASSIDY A. WALLACE


Cassidy A. Wallace

Cassidy Wallace is an associate with Keesal, Young & Logan in its San Francisco office.  Her practice includes a broad range of civil litigation in state and federal court and before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), with an emphasis in employment and securities litigation.

Cassidy’s employment practice involves defending employers in federal and state court, regulatory and arbitral forums regarding claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation (including whistleblowing), wrongful termination, defamation, tortious interference, breach of contract, unfair competition, and wage and hour violations.  She also provides advice to employers regarding wage and hour considerations, as well as hiring, promotion, demotion, and termination issues.

In her securities litigation practice, Cassidy has defended financial services firms, registered representatives, and registered investment advisors in judicial and arbitration proceedings involving claims for fraud, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, elder abuse, breach of contract, and violation of federal and state securities laws.  Cassidy has also represented registered representatives in expungement proceedings before FINRA.

Cassidy graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in economics (minor in political science) and received her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2017, where she graduated cum laude with election to the Order of the Coif.  Prior to her position at Keesal, Young & Logan, Cassidy had the opportunity to work as a judicial extern to the R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Education

  • J.D. (cum laude with election to the Order of the Coif), Pepperdine University School of Law (2017)
  • B.A. (economics), University of California, Los Angeles (2014)

Certifications

  • Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2017)
  • Law and Entrepreneurship, Geoffrey H. Palmer Center (2017)

Bar Memberships/Admissions

  • California (2017)
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California (2017)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California (2017)

Trial Results

  • Motion to dismiss granted and case dismissed in an elder abuse action against a brokerage firm where the customer had requested damages exceeding $1.2 million.