Chanel L. Oldham
t: (213) 489-0028
f: (213) 489-0552
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: The Gap Band and Anderson Paak
FAVORITE FILM/SERIES: The Shawshank Redemption
FAVORITE BOOK: Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
FAVORITE PHRASE: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison
Chanel L. Oldham is Senior Counsel at Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs. Originally from Northern California, she moved to Los Angeles to attend college at UCLA where she received her Bachelor’s Degree, double majoring in History and Political Science, with a minor in African American Studies. While attending UCLA she had the unique opportunity to assist a tenured professor with his research about the lasting effects of Apartheid in South Africa, an experience that culminated in meeting Nelson Mandela at his home in South Africa.
After graduating from UCLA, Ms. Oldham attend USC – Gould School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate degree. While attending USC – Gould School of Law, she spent several months in Jamaica where she clerked for the Supreme Court of Jamaica in Kingston, Jamaica. While clerking she, among other things, wrote legal opinions for the Parish Court Judges.
Ms. Oldham is a trial attorney specializing in Banking & Finance and Labor & Employment. With over ten years of experience in big law and boutique firms, Ms. Oldham has represented national financial institutions in various business disputes between lender and lender as well as lender and borrower in all facets of litigation. Ms. Oldham has defended financial institutions in a large number of suits in both federal and state courts involving, among other things, violations of TILA, the FDCPA, wrongful foreclosure, RESPA, slander to title, state mortgage violations (including the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights), loan origination claims, negative amortization claims, loan servicing claims, preemption under the Home Owner’s Loan Act and the National Banking Act, the processing of negotiable instruments under Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, negligence, fraud, construction defect litigation, equipment lease disputes, bad faith insurance coverage disputes, negligent misrepresentation claims, conversion claims, fraudulent transfer of asset claims, promissory estoppel claims, and unfair business practices claims. She has also has experience counseling clients in the formation of their business entities as well as issues related to maintaining good standing and the operation of their business in California.
In addition to providing financial institution services, Ms. Oldham has represented employers in employment wage and hour disputes, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination actions; and has provided regulatory counseling regarding corporate employee handbooks, determining the proper classification for employees and independent contractors and mandatory training to employees.
Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
John M. Langston Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
State Bar of California
United States District Court - Central District
United States District Court - Eastern District
United States District Court - Northern District
United States District Court – Southern District
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
University of Southern California
Gould School of Law, J.D.
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A.