Tracy Hughes

Tracy specializes in product liability and mass tort cases.  She joined Robinson Calcagnie in 2022 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 including Sears Holdings Corporation, Mondelez International, Inc., and Sysco Corporation, and served as the Assistant Head of Court for the OCDA Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit.   Her civil prosecutions have involved a wide variety of subject matter, including actions under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65), internet sales of banned pharmaceuticals, and the marketing and sale of misbranded drugs and devices.  She was the coordinator of the California Food, Drug and Medical Device Task Force from 2012-2020, and was commissioned with the Food and Drug Administration from 2012-2020 to facilitate public health enforcement actions.  Tracy received the Leveraging & Collaboration Award from the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs-Pacific Region in 2016.

Tracy is active in her community and serves on the Executive Boards of the Orange County Women Lawyers and the California Women Lawyers.  She served as the Orange County District Attorney’s Office representative to OCBA Administration of Justice Committee from 2018-2020, and 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 earned her BA and MA from Stanford University, and her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Court Admissions:

  • California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California