Tracy Hughes specializes in product liability and mass tort cases at Robinson Calcagnie in Newport Beach. She came to the Robinson firm from the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Affirmative Litigation and Consumer Protection Division, where she was the Consumer Protection Team Leader, and co-lead of the LACC People v. Juul Labs, Inc. and People v. Purdue Pharma et al litigation teams. As a Senior Deputy County Counsel, she coordinated two successful legislative initiatives to strengthen consumer protection enforcement in California.
Tracy spent two decades as a prosecutor at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and has extensive courtroom and criminal trial experience. She has also prosecuted civil actions against Fortune 500 companies involving a wide variety of subject matter and served as the Assistant Head of Court for the OCDA Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit. Her UCL experience includes cases involving the sale of banned pharmaceuticals on the internet, misbranded food, drugs and devices, and cases involving false advertising and failure to warn under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Tracy coordinated the California Food, Drug and Medical Device Task force from 2012-2020, and was commissioned with the Food and Drug Administration to facilitate collaborative public health enforcement actions.
Tracy serves on the Executive Board of the Orange County Women Lawyers and was recently elected 2023 First Vice President of the California Women Lawyers. She was the Orange County District Attorney’s Office representative to OCBA Administration of Justice Committee from 2018-2020, and was on the Steering Committee of SaferRX OC, a group of community stakeholders working to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Orange County, from 2015-2020.
Tracy Hughes is a speaker at the 2022 UCL Institute presented by the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section.