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Gina E. Och Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
Partner
213-630-1027
213-623-6336 fax
goch@murchisonlaw.com
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1998

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California (J.D., 1993)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California (B.A., 1990)

Gina E. Och

Gina E. Och is a Partner resident in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Och Chairs the firm's Law & Motion and Intellectual Property practice groups, in addition to Co-Chairing the Class Action and Consumer Litigation practice groups.  She is also a member of the Appellate Law and Wildland Fire Litigation practice group.  Ms. Och formerly served as Chair of the firm's Hiring Committee and is also a member of the firm's Diversity Committee..  She focuses her practice in the areas of products liability, international law, public utilities, unfair business practices and consumer rights, intellectual property, entertainment/media companies, business litigation, and commercial litigation.  She has achieved successful results, in both state and federal courts, for a wide range of clients, including the defense of utility companies in wildland fire litigation, businesses in copyright and trademark litigation, and companies in unfair business consumer rights and class action litigation.

Ms. Och has extensive experience in law and motion, including working as Research Attorney for the Honorable J. Michael Byne and the Honorable Coleman A. Swartz of the Northeast District of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. She has handled a number of appeals before the California Courts of Appeal and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, including working for the Honorable Ramona Godoy-Perez of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Five.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • Latina Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter, Federal Litigation & Intellectual Property Sections

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "How to Prevail on an ANTI-SLAPP Motion & Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit," Inn of Court, April 6, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Aging Gracefully-Youth, Experience and Wisdom of Women in the Legal Profession," 2015 USLAW Network Women's Connection, May 2, 2015, Sedona, AZ
  • "Inverse Condemnation: An Overview and Its Impact on Wildland Fire Litigation", Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited (AEGIS) Wildland Fire Symposium, February 26, 2014, Las Vegas, NV

Published Works

  • "As a Matter of FACTA: Your Next Customer May Take You to the Cleaners", USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter, 2009
  • "An Overview of Unfair Competition Law in the United States: A New Threat in Products Liability", FICC Product Liability Program, March, 2000
  • "An Overview of Unfair Competition Law in the United States: A New Threat in Products Liability", FICC Product Liability Program, Cologne Re, May, 2000
  • "Pitfalls of Multi-State and International Practice: The New Challenges Facing Counsel and the Foreign Client in the United States in Light of Increased Market Globalization", January, 1999

Representative Published Decisions

  • Laparade v. Ivanova, 387 F.3d 1099 (9th Cir. 2004)
  • Buchanan v. Maxfield, 130 Cal.App.4th 418 (2005)