Edward Totino & Monica Scott, August 1, 2016


EdEdward Totino focuses his practice on class actions, complex commercial litigation and securities litigation.

He represents a broad spectrum of clients including banks and other financial institutions, customer management companies, and hotels. Edward was named a Southern California Super Lawyer for multiple years. He has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

In 2006, Edward received the prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement for the article “Litigation Strategies: Managing Litigation Risk and Addressing Investor Concerns.” The Burton Award is dedicated to the enrichment and refinement of writing in the legal profession. Every year these awards honor lawyers who use clear, concise language to comment on important legal issues. The awards are presented by the Burton Foundation, a nonprofit cultural and academic organization devoted to promoting the legal profession. “Litigation Strategies” originally appeared in PIPES: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity, published in December 2005. In 2007, Edward received a Highly Commended Award from the Emerald Literati Network for the article “Recent Developments in Hedge Fund Enforcement and Regulation by the SEC under the Leadership of Chairman Cox Suggest that He May Not Be the Free Market Advocate Everyone Once Thought He Was.” The article originally appeared in the Journal of Investment Compliance in 2006.

Mr. Totino regularly presents on a panel on Class Actions as part of a Los Angeles County Bar Association program for new attorneys. The other members of the panel typically are a plaintiff’s class action lawyer and either a state or federal judge.

MonicaMonica Scott is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and is a member of the Firm’s Class Action Litigation Group. Monica focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on privacy issues.

Monica has successfully represented clients across all industries in privacy rights class actions.  Over the past several years, Monica’s practice has focused on defending class actions involving alleged violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

In addition to her busy litigation practice, Monica also counsel clients on CIPA, TCPA, and other privacy law compliance issues.

Monica also frequently shares her knowledge on both California and federal privacy law.  She has written numerous articles on the intersection of privacy and litigation as well as taught several CLE courses on privacy class action topics, including “Anatomy of a TCPA Class Action: Defense Strategies” and “Data Breach 101: What Companies Should Know About Defending Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits,” both presented nationally.  She has also been interviewed by the Los Angeles Daily Journal on California privacy law.

Monica received both her undergraduate degree and J.D. from UCLA.