Manuel Cachán is a trial lawyer. He has served as trial counsel in various significant and high-profile matters, as follows:
Manuel has been recognized by The American Lawyer, which has named him “Litigator of the Week” (2017) and “Runner-Up Litigator of the Week” twice, in 2021 and 2022 (Expert Perspectives on Biggest Court Cases (law.com); Benchmark Litigation, which has designated him a “Local Litigation Star,” a “California Litigation Star” and a “National Practice Area Star” in product liability; and the Los Angeles Daily Journal, which listed one of his recent verdicts as a Top Defense Verdict of 2021.
In the last several years, Manuel has represented Fortune 500 companies before federal and state courts around the country in breach-of-contract litigations, securities and banking actions, product liability lawsuits, professional malpractice cases, and suits brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law. Examples include:
Manuel has for many years taken an active role in the legal community. He has previously served as a member of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) of the State Bar of California, which evaluates all candidates under consideration for a judicial appointment by the Governor. He is President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) in Los Angeles.
Manuel is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He was a Fulbright Fellow before enrolling in law school. Prior to beginning private practice, Manuel served as law clerk to the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Manuel is the son of Cuban exiles and is fluent in Spanish.