Jordan D. Grotzinger

Jordan D. Grotzinger

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Jordan Grotzinger, Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Litigation practice, is a business trial lawyer focusing on trade secret law, FinTech and financial services litigation, entertainment litigation and consumer class action defense.

As creator and host of Greenberg Traurig’s Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast, Jordan offers comprehensive summaries of and concrete takeaways on the latest developments and trends in trade secret law, including distinctions between the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), what constitutes a trade secret, what’s required to maintain trade secret status, how to sufficiently identify trade secrets for purposes of pleadings and discovery, remedies for misappropriation and how to get them, and practical tips to protect these critical assets and litigate these cases.  Working with his Knowledge Solutions group and other key team members, Jordan created this podcast to systematize his constant learning of this ever-important subject as it develops in real time and give listeners who need to stay current in this area an easy, digestible analysis of its latest and material developments in episodes short enough for a commute.

Jordan has tried jury and non-jury cases throughout California and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal.

Concentrations

  • State and federal trade secret cases
  • FinTech and financial services litigation
  • Entertainment litigation
  • Consumer class action defense
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represent companies in state and federal trade secret litigation and advise clients on trade secret issues.
  • Represent major automobile company in jury trials pending throughout California.
  • Represent FinTech companies in litigation involving payment processing solutions and revenue sharing between processors, ISOs (Independent Sales Organizations), card associations and others in the processing chain.
  • Represent banks in contract and business tort disputes.
  • Obtained seven-figure jury verdict in breach of fiduciary duty and fraud case.
  • Obtained dispositive provisional relief in various business disputes.
  • Prevailed in multi-day contempt trials with seven figures in controversy, resulting in substantial attorney fee award and house arrest of opposing party.
  • Represented major motion picture studio in contract and related disputes.
  • Represented motion picture studio and musicians in defamation case over depiction of artists’ former manager in major motion picture. 
  • Represent top talent agency and entertainment conglomerate in business litigation.
  • Represented global concert promotion company in dispute over sale of live theatre assets abroad.
  • Defended rap music record label and artist accused of copyright infringement in jury trial resulting in judgment as a matter of law, which was affirmed in full by Ninth Circuit.
  • Trial counsel for widow of composer with breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims against music publisher; obtained seven-figure jury verdict.
  • Represented prominent rock music group in arbitration regarding royalty dispute with former band member.
  • Represented talent agent sued for alleged unpaid commissions. Negotiated settlement for $0 and full releases.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of national putative class action against dietary supplement company and celebrity endorser at pleading stage.
  • Defeated class certification in actions alleging violations of California consumer protection statutes and breach of contract against sound recording school.
  • Defended public company in class actions alleging false advertising and consumer fraud.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of consumer fraud claims under the California Education Code in class actions against educational institutions.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense - Consumer Products (Including Tobacco), 2015
  • Board, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee
  • Member, Century City Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1994
Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit