Ms. McGarth will be talking about the Amicus Brief in Brandt et al v. Rutledger. The Amicus Brief for Trans Adult Voices. She is one of the voices featured in the brief.
Jessie McGrath has been a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney for over 33 years. During her time in the office she has worked in many different and challenging assignments including; Central Trials, the Juvenile Division, The Major Narcotics Division, The High Technology Crimes Division and the Consumer Protection Division. She is currently assigned as the Deputy-in-Charge of the Asset Forfeiture Section and she also serves as one of DA’s office representatives on LA County’s Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion program. Ms. McGrath’s first murder trial involved the death of a trans woman of color who was shot on Sunset Blvd by her meth dealer. Ms. McGrath has been involved in many high-profile civil/criminal consumer fraud and high technology crime prosecutions including cases against: Apple, Uber, Sony BMG, Choice Point, Honda of Santa Monica, McKenna BMW and Gunderson Chevrolet. She was the head of the High-Tech Crimes Unit before it eventually became the Cyber Crimes Division. Since 2016 she has been on the Board of Directors of APLA Health (and for a time the predecessor organization Aids Project Los Angeles) which is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing health care to the underserved populations in Los Angeles. Ms. McGrath is the proud parent of 5 children, two of whom have already graduated law school and a third is in his first year at USC Law School.