MLG Automotive Law Todd Ratay 2017-12-21T21:18:35+00:00
M. Todd Ratay

M. TODD RATAY | Senior Associate



  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • Tulane University (B.A., cum laude 1997)


  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Federal Claims

Todd Ratay attended the Murphy Institute of Political Economy at Tulane University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy, graduating cum laude in 1997. After college, Ratay spent several years in the Bay Area working as a project manager for John Cabot International, Inc., where he assisted clients in establishing U.S. subsidiaries of European corporations in the semiconductor industry.

Ratay then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating in 2005 in the top of his class. While in law school, Ratay was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal and he served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Patricia Benke in the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District.

Prior to joining MLG, Ratay spent eight years as an associate at a prominent law firm in San Diego, developing his complex litigation skills. In his prior position, Ratay gained immeasurable trial and pre-trial experience which he is now using at MLG to service the firm’s clients in the automotive industry.

In April 2016, Ratay and MLG Automotive Law’s Associate Kristen Rodriguez won a verdict for their client against a global hotel chain in a consumer law case with potentially far-reaching implications for the hotel industry across the United States.  The case resulted in injunctive relief and an attorneys’ fee award of over $400,000.

Ratay is admitted to practice law in California, and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of California. He is also a former Board Member of San Diego Defense Lawyers.

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