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INBLF Upcoming Events

—   INBLF Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Event – San Francisco, California October 19th – 22nd, 2017 Are you ready to leave your heart in San Francisco?  We hope…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-18, 2016 Hosted by the Chicago Chapter   Twelfth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Miami, Florida October 15-18, 2015 Hosted by…

INBLF European Summits

Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 – 28, 2017 Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados                      …

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017 Hosted by Robertsons                         Sixth Annual…

INBLF in the News

  INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2017   INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016 INBLF in the New York Times INBLF in IP Law 360 INBLF…

INBLF Member Publications

James M. Mulcahy Mulcahy LLP Irvine, California Articles:  Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to The Forum Where it Belongs: The…

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    CHARLES KAGAY ( earned his undergraduate degree, graduate degree and J.D. from Harvard University. He was admitted to the bar in 1976, and served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of California from 1976 to 1985. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California's Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section. Mr. Kagay has been certified as a specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and has served on the State Bar of California's Committee on Appellate Courts. He handles appeals in all California and federal courts, particularly in cases involving complex or novel legal or procedural questions. Mr. Kagay has taken a lead role in several major antitrust and class action cases, including the Petroleum Products Antitrust Litigation, at both the trial court and appellate levels. He also has served as principal attorney in numerous prominent appeals, addressing issues of antitrust law, administrative law, physician credentialing, and first-impression questions of civil procedure and statutory interpretation. These include: • Young v. Tri-City Healthcare Dist., 210 Cal. App. 4th 35 (2012) • Mileikowsky v. West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, 45 Cal.4th 1259 (2009) • UAS Management, Inc., v. Mater Misericordiae Hospital, 169 Cal. App.4th 357 (2008) • Yaqub v. Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, 122 Cal. App.4th 474 (2004) • Bay World Trading, Ltd v. Nebraska Beef, Inc., 101 Cal. App. 4th 135 (2002) • Cel-Tech Communications, Inc. v. Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Co., 20 Cal. 4th 183 (1999) • United States v. Blackley, 167 F.3d 543 (D.C. Cir. 1999) • In re Sealed Case, 121 F.3d 729 (D.C. Cir. 1997) • United States v. Espy, 145 F.3d 1369 (D.C. Cir. 1998) • In re Espy, 80 F.3d 501 (D.C. Cir. 1996) • Abramson v. Gonzales, 949 F.2d 1567 (11th Cir. 1992) • In re Co-ordinated Pretrial Proceedings in Petroleum Products Antitrust Litigation (MDL-150), 906 F.2d 432 (9th Cir. 1990) • Bullock v. City and County of San Francisco, 221 Cal.App.3d 1072 (1990) • Pichon v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., 212 Cal.App.3d 488 (1989) While still conducting his civil practice in California, Mr. Kagay served as Chief Appellate Counsel in the probes of two cabinet-level officials in Washington, D.C. He has also been called several times by the California Attorney General in complex litigation matters, including the antitrust trial in United States v. Microsoft. In every year from 2004 to 2010, Mr. Kagay has been selected as a "Northern California Superlawyer" – i.e., one of the top 5% of the lawyers practicing in Northern California, chosen on the basis of peer evaluation and independent research. Mr. Kagay is president of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms.