Jennifer Bunn Hayden represents plaintiffs and defendants in federal court litigation, including intellectual property, RICO, fraud, commercial contract, and other high-stakes business litigation. Her clients have included individuals, nonprofit organizations, and corporations in a wide range of industries such as insurance, technology, health care, medical devices, staffing, entertainment, and apparel. Ms. Hayden’s clients have included companies such as T-Mobile, EmployBridge, and Glaukos, as well as a large health insurance company and a global professional services company.
Ms. Hayden has significant experience trying cases before juries. She represented a family-owned business in a trademark dispute from the inception of the case through jury verdict, and also first-chaired a misdemeanor jury trial while working with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Additionally, she has guided several other clients through the process of preparing for trial. Ms. Hayden also advises clients on significant compliance and regulatory issues. As part of her practice, Ms. Hayden has conducted internal investigations in response to whistleblower complaints.
Ms. Hayden maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily focused on issues affecting children and youth. She successfully obtained Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for a minor who had been abandoned and faced serious threats of violence in her home country. She also secured dismissal of a civil action against a low-income student and DREAM Act beneficiary. Ms. Hayden began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Josephine Staton of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Hayden also assisted Judge Staton when she sat by designation on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining the firm, she was a litigation associate at Irell & Manella LLP.
Prior to law school, Ms. Hayden was a Teach for America Corps Member in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she taught fifth grade. Ms. Hayden remains active in the education and civics community, serving as a Board Member of Valiente College Preparatory Charter School in South Gate, California, and as a Trustee of the Junior Statesmen Foundation. She is also a Co-Chair of the Stanford Law School Alumni Orange County Chapter.