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Jordan Grotzinger is Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Litigation practice and a business trial lawyer focusing on trade secret law, entertainment litigation, FinTech and financial services litigation, and consumer class action defense. He also devotes significant time to pro bono cases involving criminal justice.

Jordan represents companies across various industries in trade secret cases, and has represented some of the most significant entertainment and media companies in high-profile litigation.

Jordan founded and hosts Greenberg Traurig’s Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast, the most streamed podcast on trade secret law, offering monthly updates and takeaways on the latest developments and trends in this area. Topics include what constitutes a trade secret, what’s required to maintain them, how to sufficiently identify trade secrets in litigation, 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 constant learning of the law on this subject as it develops in real time and give listeners who need to stay current in this area easy, digestible data points 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

  • Federal and state trade secret cases
  • Entertainment litigation
  • FinTech and financial services litigation
  • Consumer class action defense
  • Pro bono

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Represent companies in federal and state court trade secret litigation and advise clients on trade secret issues.
  • 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.
  • Represented major automobile company in jury trials pending throughout California.
  • Represent banks in contract and business tort disputes.
  • Represent top talent agency and media conglomerate in high-profile litigation.
  • 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.
  • 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, affirmed 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.
  • Represent leading micromobility company in consumer class action and mass tort cases.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of national putative class action against dietary supplement company and celebrity endorser.
  • 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.
  • Represent death row inmate challenging various deficiencies at trial.
  • Obtained dismissal of deportation proceedings against Guatemalan client and her young daughter who suffered from health issues.
  • Volunteer and advocate for wrongfully convicted.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2021
  • 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
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Trade Secrets Committee 
  • Former Board, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee
  • Member, Century City Bar Association

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
  • B.A., Brandeis University
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • 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