CPM Attorney Chosen for CAOC 2015 Leadership Academy
CPM Attorney, Shauna R. Madison, has been chosen by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) to participate in its 2015 Leadership Academy. The purpose of the Leadership Academy, an initiative of CAOC's Diversity Committee through New Leaders Council (NLC), is to give CAOC members the skills and techniques needed to make them effective leaders in CAOC, their professional settings and in their communities. The Leadership Academy selects plaintiff trial lawyers representing various backgrounds and practice areas to attend three 2-day sessions. Each training session will assist participants in developing their leadership roles within CAOC and will address varying topics such as progressive entrepreneurship, lobbying and activism.
Ms. Madison is a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. Her practice focuses on false claims act litigation, consumer protection, financial elder abuse cases and other complex litigation. Ms. Madison currently represents several clients in notable cases including: Monster LLC and its CEO, Noel Lee against Beats Electronics rapper Andre Young, a/k/a Dr. Dre, and music mogul Jimmy Iovine; homeowners who were unlawfully pursued by a debt collector, Pro Solutions, for unpaid Homeowners Association dues; consumers who were misled by Best Buy’s misstatement of battery life in laptops; and several whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases that are currently filed under seal. Ms. Madison, in partnership with CARECEN, also provides pro bono representation for two unaccompanied minors from Guatemala who seek permanent status in the United States.