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Lennette Lee’s practice extends to all areas of complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on consumer class actions, intellectual property/media disputes, and employment and worker misclassification issues. Lennette has extensive experience leading the defense in high-stakes disputes through all phases of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has successfully tried multiple cases before juries and administrative bodies.

Complex Commercial Litigation
Lennette’s civil litigation practice focuses on high-stakes disputes that span a wide range of claims including business torts, partnership disputes, breaches of contract, and environmental claims.  In 2019, she represented a tech start-up company in a 10-day jury trial for claims of breaches of warranty and fraud with damages exceeding $100 million, and secured a favorable settlement for the client just before a motion for new trial was to be heard by the court.

Intellectual Property/Media
Lennette represents multiple entertainment and media conglomerates, including entertainment studios, music publishers and record labels, and media/news companies.  Her litigation work for these clients is focused on copyright infringement, trademark infringement, as well as licensing and royalty disputes. 

Consumer and Employment Matters
Lennette regularly defends clients including tech startups and retail conglomerates in putative class, collective, and individual actions arising from consumer (TCPA, CLRA, unfair competition laws) and employment (worker misclassification, discrimination, retaliation) issues.  Lennette also leads regulatory inquiries and develops bespoke Terms of Service/Terms of Use, arbitration agreements, and other outward facing client policies to provide holistic advising on consumer and worker classification issues. 

Lennette is conversant in Chinese (Mandarin) and regularly represents Chinese entities and individuals in proceedings based in the U.S.  She has been recognized annually as a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers since 2014.  In 2013, Lennette was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California. 

Lennette clerked for the Hon. John T. Nixon in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.   

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Credentials

J.D., University of Chicago Law School

B.A., Rice University

California

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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

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

Judicial Clerk, Hon. John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Mandarin Chinese

Key Lawyer (Copyright Litigation - Tier 1 Ranking; Trademark Litigation - Tier 3 Ranking)


The Legal 500, 2021

Southern California Super Lawyers


Rising Star - 2014–2019

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013

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Recognition

Key Lawyer (Copyright Litigation - Tier 1 Ranking; Trademark Litigation - Tier 3 Ranking)


The Legal 500, 2021

Southern California Super Lawyers


Rising Star - 2014–2019

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013

News

In the News · Source: Global Legal Chronicle

October 6, 2021
K&S advises UPS on its acquisition of Roadie

Cases & Deals

October 1, 2021
UPS Acquires Roadie

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Matters

Following a 10-day jury trial for claims of breaches of warranty and fraud with damages exceeding $100 million, obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a tech start-up company

Obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award in FINRA, including punitive damages, against a financial services and investment firm

Secured complete dismissal of class action alleging violations of California consumer protection laws against national storage company franchise

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Following a 10-day jury trial for claims of breaches of warranty and fraud with damages exceeding $100 million, obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a tech start-up company

Obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award in FINRA, including punitive damages, against a financial services and investment firm

Secured complete dismissal of class action alleging violations of California consumer protection laws against national storage company franchise

Led the defense of a developer against allegations of multimillion-dollar damages from construction defects in a custom luxury residence, and obtained an early and favorable settlement

Successfully recovered nearly 100 percent of the losses suffered by 23 victims of a Ponzi scheme operated out of a national broker-dealer

Recovered more than $35 million in a mass-construction-defect case for a class of homeowners

Obtained complete summary judgment victory on behalf of global retail company

Leveraged an imminent summary judgment to obtain a favorable settlement on behalf of a global music publisher in a royalty dispute relating to the famed music composition "La Vie en Rose"

In a corporate embezzlement case against a former employee, successfully recovered approximately $1 million for the client in less than one week

Obtained a 3-0 victory before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a woman seeking protection of her immigration status under the Convention against Torture in light of repeated abuse she suffered at the hands of a Mexican police officer, forcing her to hide from her abuser in the United States

Represented an ACLU jail monitor following her firsthand observations of unwarranted deputy abuse of an incapacitated jail inmate, sparking an independent criminal investigation by federal authorities into Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

News

In the News · Source: Global Legal Chronicle

October 6, 2021
K&S advises UPS on its acquisition of Roadie

Cases & Deals

October 1, 2021
UPS Acquires Roadie

View all

Matters

Following a 10-day jury trial for claims of breaches of warranty and fraud with damages exceeding $100 million, obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a tech start-up company

Obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award in FINRA, including punitive damages, against a financial services and investment firm

Secured complete dismissal of class action alleging violations of California consumer protection laws against national storage company franchise

See more
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Matters

Following a 10-day jury trial for claims of breaches of warranty and fraud with damages exceeding $100 million, obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a tech start-up company

Obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award in FINRA, including punitive damages, against a financial services and investment firm

Secured complete dismissal of class action alleging violations of California consumer protection laws against national storage company franchise

Led the defense of a developer against allegations of multimillion-dollar damages from construction defects in a custom luxury residence, and obtained an early and favorable settlement

Successfully recovered nearly 100 percent of the losses suffered by 23 victims of a Ponzi scheme operated out of a national broker-dealer

Recovered more than $35 million in a mass-construction-defect case for a class of homeowners

Obtained complete summary judgment victory on behalf of global retail company

Leveraged an imminent summary judgment to obtain a favorable settlement on behalf of a global music publisher in a royalty dispute relating to the famed music composition "La Vie en Rose"

In a corporate embezzlement case against a former employee, successfully recovered approximately $1 million for the client in less than one week

Obtained a 3-0 victory before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a woman seeking protection of her immigration status under the Convention against Torture in light of repeated abuse she suffered at the hands of a Mexican police officer, forcing her to hide from her abuser in the United States

Represented an ACLU jail monitor following her firsthand observations of unwarranted deputy abuse of an incapacitated jail inmate, sparking an independent criminal investigation by federal authorities into Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

News

In the News · Source: Global Legal Chronicle

October 6, 2021
K&S advises UPS on its acquisition of Roadie

Cases & Deals

October 1, 2021
UPS Acquires Roadie

View all

Credentials

J.D., University of Chicago Law School

B.A., Rice University

California

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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

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

Judicial Clerk, Hon. John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Mandarin Chinese

Key Lawyer (Copyright Litigation - Tier 1 Ranking; Trademark Litigation - Tier 3 Ranking)


The Legal 500, 2021

Southern California Super Lawyers


Rising Star - 2014–2019

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013

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Close

Recognition

Key Lawyer (Copyright Litigation - Tier 1 Ranking; Trademark Litigation - Tier 3 Ranking)


The Legal 500, 2021

Southern California Super Lawyers


Rising Star - 2014–2019

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013