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We represent companies against civil antitrust and related restraint of trade as well as federal and state claims of unfair business. We have defended companies against such claims in federal and state court, including defending an international semiconductor company against claims under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.


We represent litigants in state and federal court appeals, including in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit, and the California Supreme Court and various Courts of Appeal. We have successfully overturned judgments and injunctions entered against parties represented by other counsel in the trial court, as well as preserved trial court successes. We also have extensive experience pursuing mid-litigation appellate writs and stays.

Attorney Michael Chase has been certified as a Specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. According to the state bar's website, the designation indicates the lawyer has "gone beyond the standard licensing requirements," and includes "favorable evaluations by other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney's work in the specialty area of law."

Banking And Financial Institution

Our litigation attorneys are experienced in representing banks and other financial institutions in litigation arising from borrower claims, consumer claims, claims by participant banks, and foreclosure and related litigation. We have experience representing publicly-traded national banks, as well as regional and community banks and some of the state’s largest credit unions.

Civil, Commercial And Business

We represent a variety of business and individual interests in litigation, including health care providers, financial institutions, manufacturers, Indian Tribes, developers and retail chains. Our extensive experience includes matters litigated in court, arbitration and mediation. Our practice spans numerous venues, including state and federal courts, administrative proceedings and arbitration and mediation services.

Class Action Defense

We help companies who have been sued by plaintiffs bringing class actions, including actions brought under federal and California consumer protection statutes, privacy statutes and regulations, and employment laws. Our firm has experience with claims ranging from those brought under the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), California’s Song-Beverly Federal Credit Card Act, California’s Unfair Competition Law, California’s Private Attorney General Act, and the California Labor Code.

Director And Officer Liability

We have experience defending officers and directors against claims made by companies, shareholders and investors. We have defended many officers and directors against breach of fiduciary duty and related claims amounting to more than $250 million.


The employment law attorneys at Boutin Jones provide prompt, common-sense solutions to help our clients comply with the law and manage sensitive workplace issues. We advise and train employers on all matters of employment law, from the wage and hour space, to hiring practices and employee handbooks. And we specialize in intellectual property law. Our litigators are widely respected for their strong advocacy of our employer clients. 

Insurance Coverage

We have represented companies and individuals from a wide array of industries in securing defense and/or recovering losses under business insurance policies, including D&O, E&O, EPL and general liability policies. We assist companies in the making of their claims to their carriers and have significant experience in prosecuting coverage and bad faith claims on behalf of our clients where claims have been wrongfully denied.

Intellectual Property

We represent businesses and individuals in disputes over ownership, infringement and misappropriation of the complete array of intellectual property rights, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade secrets and other confidential information. We have successfully represented litigants involved in matters involving software copyrights, manufacturing processes, media device patents, and product packaging. Our experience includes both trials and appeals, including in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Real Estate

Our litigation attorneys have significant experience representing developers and builders in a wide array of matters, including developer liability claims, landlord-tenant claims, fraud claims, construction related claims, and claims by or against financial institutions. We have represented our real estate clients in all facets of litigation, including trial and arbitration

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Title Insurance And Escrow

We represent some of the nation’s largest title insurance and escrow companies, and their insureds, in a variety of litigation and non-litigation contexts. Specifically, we provide counseling and litigation support to our title insurance and escrow clients in conjunction with every aspect of their industries, including underwriting, coverage, claims analysis, claims handling, escrows (function, duties, and liabilities), and insurance bad faith. We also represent our clients’ insureds, which include individual homeowners, national lending institutions and everything in between, to resolve all types of real estate and title issues.

Litigation Expertise

In all matters of law, Boutin Jones is the litigation expert. Contact us today—our legal team is prepared to help.