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Chessie Thacher

Associate

Ms. Thacher represents individuals and businesses in a range of high-stakes civil litigation and criminal matters. She has tackled thorny cases involving trade secret disputes, breach of contract matters, professional negligence claims, securities issues, and business torts. As part of her active pro bono practice, Ms. Thacher also addresses social justice issues and has authored numerous amicus briefs in the California Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

Before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Thacher clerked at the District Court for the Southern District of New York and at the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  A graduate of Stanford Law School, Ms. Thacher also worked for years as a project manager in Yellowstone National Park and served as a Henry Luce Scholar conducting research on the Tibetan Plateau in China.

Ms. Thacher represents individuals and businesses in a range of high-stakes civil litigation and criminal matters. She has tackled thorny cases involving trade secret disputes, breach of contract matters, professional negligence claims, securities issues, and business torts. As part of her active pro bono practice, Ms. Thacher also addresses social justice issues and has authored numerous amicus briefs in the California Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

Before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Thacher clerked at the District Court for the Southern District of New York and at the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  A graduate of Stanford Law School, Ms. Thacher also worked for years as a project manager in Yellowstone National Park and served as a Henry Luce Scholar conducting research on the Tibetan Plateau in China.

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Teams with ACLU to Fight Travel Ban

February 06, 2017

KVP attorneys and the ACLU are suing to block the Trump Administration’s Executive Order banning immigration and revoking visas for people from seven Muslim-majority nations. Read more

Chessie Thacher Secures Pro Bono Victory from the California Supreme Court

12/01/2015

Ms. Thacher's victory could help vulnerable children across the state. Read more

Court Rules San Diego DA’s Denial of Sentencing Relief to Juveniles Unlawful

07/27/2015

Keker & Van Nest worked with the ACLU to save children from being criminalized more harshly than adults. Read more

Prop. 47 also reduces some juvenile offenses, state court rules

07/27/2015

Keker & Van Nest helps create a brighter future for nonviolent juvenile offenders in California. Read more

Plaintiffs Drop Securities Suit Against Biofuel Maker

06/18/2014

With help from Michael Celio and Laurie Mims, Emeryville-based Amyris Inc. has shaken off a securities suit alleging executives misled the market about the company's success developing a plant-based fuel alternative. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Protects Renewable Products Company Amyris from Frivolous Securities Class Action

06/17/2014

Judge’s order overwhelmingly favors Amyris, plaintiff abandons case. Read more