Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Ann I. Park

Of Counsel - Los Angeles

apark@foleymansfield.com

213-283-2172

Bar Admissions: California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Untied States Supreme Court

Practice Groups: Toxic/Mass Tort; Product Liability; Environmental; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Coverage

Education: University of California at Los Angeles, JD, 1987; Harvard University, A.B. Social Studies (cum laude), 1984

Memberships: Los Angeles County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, July 2018 to present, July 2007-July 2011, July 2001-July 2003; President, Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, 1996-1997; State Bar of California, Council on Access and Fairness, 2009-2012; State Bar of California, Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, 2006-2008; California Commission on Uniform State Laws, 2003-2008; Chancery Club, 2010-present; Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance; Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; California Women Lawyers

BIOGRAPHY

Ann I. Park, Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Foley & Mansfield, has extensive experience in toxic tort defense, commercial business disputes, insurance coverage and environmental law matters. Ann concentrates her practice in defending complex, high-risk toxic tort, asbestos products liability and premises liability actions. She is skilled in the complex medical and scientific aspects of defending the firm’s clients in toxic tort lawsuits.

Ann is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including pretrial discovery and work, expert preparation and cross-examination, trial, and the preparation of appeals. She has briefed and argued successful appeals in the California Court of Appeals.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Served as lead counsel for brief writing in the case of Shiffer v. CBS Corporation (2013) 240 Cal.App.4th 246, in which the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the grant of summary judgment of the San Francisco Superior Court holding that the mere presence of plaintiff in an area where defendant’s asbestos-containing product was present was not sufficient to establish exposure to that product.
  • Served as lead counsel for brief writing and oral argument in the case of Smith v. Viacom, 2005 WL 102929, in which the Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment in concluding that plaintiff’s factually devoid discovery responses were sufficient to shift the summary judgment burden, and that the trial court had properly rejected a witness declaration that was contradicted by prior deposition testimony, pursuant to D’Amico v. Board of Medical Examiners (1974) 11 Cal.3d 1.

AWARDS

  • Southern California Super Lawyer®, 2007-2018 
  • State Bar of California, Presidential Recognition Award, October 2015 
  • State Bar of California Diversity Award, 2009 
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Patricia Phillips Outstanding Committee Service Award, 2009

PRESENTATIONS

  • Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends & Strategies for 2019 & Beyond, Knowledge Group webcast, April 30, 2019.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Harvard Radcliffe Club of Southern California, 1987- present

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