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Jeffrey Hammer’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters. Jeff has represented a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, individual investors, corporate officers and directors, healthcare providers, and entertainment studios as both plaintiffs and defendants across a number of substantive areas, including disputes involving securities claims, business torts, trade secret claims, and contract disputes. Jeff has also counseled clients through regulatory matters and federal and state criminal investigations.

Credentials

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude

B.A., Wheaton College, summa cum laude

B.S. Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, high honors

California

Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Law Clerk, Honorable Marc L. Goldman, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Member, ABA Securities Litigation Committee

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star


2016–present

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Recognition

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star


2016–present

News

In the News · Source: Law360, The Daily Docket, Financial Times, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Daily Journal, Global Investigations Review, The National Law Journal and Bloomberg Law

August 10, 2021
Trial partner Jeffrey Hammer joins the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes practice group in Los Angeles

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Matters

Defending an international insurance company in multiple class, collective, and representative actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States, which allege that insurance sales agents were misclassified as independent contractors and were not paid for training.

Defended the former president and chief operating officer of America’s largest home mortgage lender against more than two dozen lawsuits, and investigations by multiple state and federal agencies that followed the subprime mortgage crisis.

Represented a group of former senior executives in a confidential arbitration against their former employer, which was found to have wrongfully withheld tens of millions of dollars in partnership distributions owed to the executives as part of their compensation package.

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Defending an international insurance company in multiple class, collective, and representative actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States, which allege that insurance sales agents were misclassified as independent contractors and were not paid for training.

Defended the former president and chief operating officer of America’s largest home mortgage lender against more than two dozen lawsuits, and investigations by multiple state and federal agencies that followed the subprime mortgage crisis.

Represented a group of former senior executives in a confidential arbitration against their former employer, which was found to have wrongfully withheld tens of millions of dollars in partnership distributions owed to the executives as part of their compensation package.

Defended video streaming company in six-week arbitration against claims for trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and fraud.  Obtained award finding in favor of client on all claims.

Won summary judgment for defendant in a case alleging misappropriation of trade secret, fraud, and other business torts in the context of a company that has developed a cutting-edge technology to generate potable water out of the ambient humidity in the air.

Won early dismissal with prejudice of a statewide class action by plaintiff landlords alleging unfair business practices against sharing economy tech client.

Represented largest hospital in northern Nevada in legal malpractice lawsuit.

Represented major movie studios in numerous participation cases.

Obtained guilty verdict in four criminal trials while working temporarily for the Los Angeles City Attorney as part of the Trial Advocacy Project.

Achieved settlements for more than $1 million and significant building-wide repairs for tenants in slum housing litigation with the Inner City Law Center.

News

In the News · Source: Law360, The Daily Docket, Financial Times, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Daily Journal, Global Investigations Review, The National Law Journal and Bloomberg Law

August 10, 2021
Trial partner Jeffrey Hammer joins the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes practice group in Los Angeles

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Matters

Defending an international insurance company in multiple class, collective, and representative actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States, which allege that insurance sales agents were misclassified as independent contractors and were not paid for training.

Defended the former president and chief operating officer of America’s largest home mortgage lender against more than two dozen lawsuits, and investigations by multiple state and federal agencies that followed the subprime mortgage crisis.

Represented a group of former senior executives in a confidential arbitration against their former employer, which was found to have wrongfully withheld tens of millions of dollars in partnership distributions owed to the executives as part of their compensation package.

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Matters

Defending an international insurance company in multiple class, collective, and representative actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States, which allege that insurance sales agents were misclassified as independent contractors and were not paid for training.

Defended the former president and chief operating officer of America’s largest home mortgage lender against more than two dozen lawsuits, and investigations by multiple state and federal agencies that followed the subprime mortgage crisis.

Represented a group of former senior executives in a confidential arbitration against their former employer, which was found to have wrongfully withheld tens of millions of dollars in partnership distributions owed to the executives as part of their compensation package.

Defended video streaming company in six-week arbitration against claims for trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and fraud.  Obtained award finding in favor of client on all claims.

Won summary judgment for defendant in a case alleging misappropriation of trade secret, fraud, and other business torts in the context of a company that has developed a cutting-edge technology to generate potable water out of the ambient humidity in the air.

Won early dismissal with prejudice of a statewide class action by plaintiff landlords alleging unfair business practices against sharing economy tech client.

Represented largest hospital in northern Nevada in legal malpractice lawsuit.

Represented major movie studios in numerous participation cases.

Obtained guilty verdict in four criminal trials while working temporarily for the Los Angeles City Attorney as part of the Trial Advocacy Project.

Achieved settlements for more than $1 million and significant building-wide repairs for tenants in slum housing litigation with the Inner City Law Center.

News

In the News · Source: Law360, The Daily Docket, Financial Times, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Daily Journal, Global Investigations Review, The National Law Journal and Bloomberg Law

August 10, 2021
Trial partner Jeffrey Hammer joins the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes practice group in Los Angeles

View all

Credentials

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude

B.A., Wheaton College, summa cum laude

B.S. Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, high honors

California

Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Law Clerk, Honorable Marc L. Goldman, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Member, ABA Securities Litigation Committee

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star


2016–present

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Recognition

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star


2016–present