White collar crime
Jennifer is one of America’s most successful trial attorneys. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of high-stakes commercial litigation and white collar cases. Her clients include Microsoft, Ericsson, AIG, Standard & Poors, other Fortune 500 corporations, and an AmLaw 50 law firm, in addition to startups, entrepreneurs and closely-held companies.
Chambers USA and Chambers Global rank Jennifer among the top commercial litigators in the nation, quoting sources who say, “She has uncanny instincts, a wonderful courtroom demeanor and she’s an extremely clear and effective communicator,” and “is absolutely unflappable in court and builds a strong rapport and credibility with judges and decision makers.” She is a Fellow of the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers, considered to be among the highest honors a North American trial attorney can receive. The Legal 500 recommends Jennifer as one of just 63 “leading trial lawyers” in the entire United States. Jennifer is also a 2018 inductee into the California Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, one of only 35 attorneys so honored throughout the years. In 2020 and in 2021, Super Lawyers ranked Jennifer #1 in Southern California. The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals have ranked her a “Top 100 Lawyer in California” for over 10 years in a row.
In 2018 Jennifer won two landmark jury verdicts in starkly different areas, each of which was named a “Top Defense Verdict” by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. In Yellowstone Women’s First Step House v. Costa Mesa, Jennifer won her third CLAY Award (California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year). In the other, Chavez et al cv. MassMutual Life Insurance Co., she also won a CVN “Top Verdicts” award. In 2017 Jennifer as co-lead counsel obtained a not guilty verdict for her developer client Jeffrey Burum after nine months of jury trial in what the California Attorney General called “the largest corruption case in the history of San Bernardino, and possibly California.”
In another landmark case, Jennifer made a last-minute entrance as lead counsel for MGA Entertainment in the 2011 retrial of Mattel v. MGA, the epic doll battle popularly known as “Barbie v. Bratz.” Coming into the four-month jury trial just twelve days before jury selection, Jennifer captained MGA to a win Reuters called “an astonishing loss” for Mattel and the L.A. Times deemed “a stunning reversal of fortune” for MGA.
Updated July 2021