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 include individuals, nonprofit organizations, and corporations—ranging from T-Mobile and EmployBridge to Glaukos and Southern California Edison as well as a large health insurance company and a global professional services company—in a wide range of industries, such as insurance, technology, health care, medical devices, staffing, entertainment, and apparel.
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 first-chaired a misdemeanor jury trial while working with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. She has also guided several other clients through the process of preparing for trial. In addition, Ms. Hayden advises clients on significant compliance and regulatory issues and has conducted internal investigations in response to whistleblower complaints.
Ms. Hayden maintains a strong 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.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Hayden was a litigation associate at Irell & Manella. Prior to law school, she was a Teach for America corps member in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she taught fifth grade.
During law school, Ms. Hayden served as symposium editor for the Stanford Law and Policy Review.
- Representing Southern California Edison and Edison International in litigation arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire and 2018 Montecito Mudslides.
- Represented a leading global professional services company in an $830 million actuarial malpractice lawsuit brought by the city of Houston in connection with the city’s $6.2 billion pension crisis.
- Defended Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a multibillion-dollar securities class action, alleging violation of insider trading and control person liability statutes. After argument on summary judgment motions, obtained favorable settlements on all matters.
- Represented a tech entrepreneur in a confidential partnership dispute with his former partners who wrongfully froze him out of the company.
- Successfully represented one of the nation’s largest specialty staffing companies against the company’s former CEO who brought claims for wrongful termination and sought to invalidate his non-compete and non-solicit obligations. On the eve of trial, obtained a favorable settlement, which kept intact the former CEO’s “for cause” termination and reaffirmed his non-compete and non-solicit obligations.