Speaker Bio

Gretchen Nelson is a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, is a past President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and was the Chair of the Litigation Section of that organization. Gretchen's focus is on complex class action litigation involving securities, antitrust, employment and consumer claims as well as other litigation on behalf of individuals and small businesses.

Gretchen received her B.A. degree from Smith College. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and admitted to the State Bar of California. Gretchen has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the State Bar of California and is also Treasurer of that organization.

Following law school, Gretchen practiced for several years with the law firm of Morgan, Wenzel & McNicholas. She later joined Corinblit & Seltzer, a Professional Corporation, where she concentrated her practice in the prosecution of complex business litigation with a strong emphasis on antitrust and securities class action cases. Gretchen then formed her own law firm where she devoted her practice to the litigation of complex class action cases. She joined Kreindler when it opened the firm's first California office located in Los Angeles. 

Gretchen has lectured on class and class-related litigation issues for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Association of Trial Lawyers, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Business Institute and Mealey's. She has also published articles on class and other issues in The AdvocateThe Forum and the American Bar Association's TIPS magazine, The Brief.