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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, partnership disputes and dissolutions, and employment law. Lennette has successfully tried multiple cases before juries and administrative bodies, and has extensive experience managing high-stakes disputes through all phases of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Complex Commercial Litigation
Lennette’s civil litigation practice focuses on high-stakes disputes that span a wide range of claims including business torts, partnership dissolutions, breaches of contract, environmental contamination, as well as employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  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 or royalty disputes. 

Consumer Class Actions
Lennette’s consumer class action litigation experience spans across multiple industries including retail, food and drug, and construction.  Most recently, Lennette led the defense against a putative consumer class asserting violations of California consumer protection laws against multiple national storage companies, and succeeded in obtaining the complete dismissal of the case.  She also has extensive experience successfully representing plaintiffs in class actions, providing her with a unique perspective that aids in her class action defense work.

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

Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star


2014–present

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013

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Recognition

Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star


2014–present

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, The American Lawyer, Reuters, The Global Legal Post, The Lawyer, Los Angeles Business Journal, The American Lawyer, Reuters, Commercial Dispute Resolution, GAR and Leaders League

April 23, 2020
A 13-partner team joins the firm's trial and investigations practices in Los Angeles and San Francisco

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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: Law360, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, The American Lawyer, Reuters, The Global Legal Post, The Lawyer, Los Angeles Business Journal, The American Lawyer, Reuters, Commercial Dispute Resolution, GAR and Leaders League

April 23, 2020
A 13-partner team joins the firm's trial and investigations practices in Los Angeles and San Francisco

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: Law360, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, The American Lawyer, Reuters, The Global Legal Post, The Lawyer, Los Angeles Business Journal, The American Lawyer, Reuters, Commercial Dispute Resolution, GAR and Leaders League

April 23, 2020
A 13-partner team joins the firm's trial and investigations practices in Los Angeles and San Francisco

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

Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star


2014–present

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013

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Recognition

Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star


2014–present

Pro Bono Service Award recipient, ACLU Foundation of Southern California


2013