Spiegel Liao & Kagay, Professional Corporation

388 Market Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco California 94111 U.S.A.

Charles Kagay

Business Litigation

CHARLES KAGAY (cmk@slksf.com) 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.