Jordan D. Grotzinger

Jordan D. Grotzinger

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Jordan Grotzinger is Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Litigation Practice and a business trial lawyer.

Concentrations

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

Experience

  • Represent major automobile company in jury trials pending throughout California.
  • Represent companies in state and federal trade secret litigation and advise clients on trade secret issues.
  • 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.
  • Represent 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
  • Executive Committee, Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular
  • 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. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit