Kelley Drye Names Becca Wahlquist Los Angeles Office Managing Partner

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced the appointment of Partner Becca Wahlquist as Office Managing Partner for its Los Angeles office. Becca will oversee day-to-day office management and help guide strategic direction and growth.

An accomplished trial lawyer, appellate advocate, and leading practitioner on consumer protection matters, Becca has a wide-ranging litigation practice defending Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 businesses in federal and state courts nationwide. Becca is nationally recognized for defending cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), state Unfair Competition Laws (UCLs) and False Advertising Laws (FALs), and other consumer protection statutes. Her courtroom acumen earned Becca a 2008 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award for her complex commercial arbitration work.

California is at the center of a great deal of consumer class action and privacy litigation, among other hot-button legal issues,” said Dana Rosenfeld, Kelley Drye managing partner. Under Becca’s leadership, we will expand our capabilities in Los Angeles to address important needs of our clients.”

Kelley Drye’s Los Angeles-based attorneys represent clients in labor and employment disputes, consumer class actions, environmental claims, commercial litigation, and advertising/privacy law matters.

In total, the firm has eight offices across the United States, and is home to skilled practitioners in the areas of litigation, trade and customs, advertising and data privacy, communications, regulatory, government relations, labor and employment, real estate, corporate, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and more.

In 2024, U.S. News & World Report recognized Kelley Drye as a Best Company to Work For: Law Firm. The list details the country’s top law firms and analyzes how individual firms meet the needs and expectations of their employees as compared to their competitors.