Provided by Cathy Yanni
• Pharmaceutical Mass Torts
• Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation
• Settlement Allocation
• Wage and Hour
• Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data Breach
Cathy Yanni mediates high-profile national lawsuits. Through her extensive knowledge, attention to detail and persistence, she has settled thousands of complex cases.
Known for working closely with parties to design and implement processes that lead to fair and efficient settlements, Cathy has often been chosen by judges, parties and lawyers to serve as a settlement special master in national mass torts cases.
Cathy recently became trustee of the Fire Victim Trust. The $13.5-billion Fire Victim Trust was created as part of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s bankruptcy settlement. In her previous role as claims administrator, she directly oversaw all claims resolutions, including the design and implementation of the claims resolution process.
“National Mediators” list, Chambers USA, 2019–2021
“ADR Champion,” National Law Journal, 2016, 2018
“Top Master,” Top California Neutrals list, Daily Journal, 2013
“Top California Neutral,” Daily Journal, 2003–2008, 2010–2012
Recognized as AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
Woman of Achievement Award, Legal Momentum, 2008
Past President and Board of Directors, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters
Cathy Yanni handles high-profile national disputes and often mediates pharmaceutical mass torts and employment ligation. She has further experience in settling ERISA, bankruptcy, and privacy and data breach disputes.
"An exceptional mediator. Cathy is clear-headed, hard-working, caring and has a common-sense response to problem solving."