Jordan B.Arakawa


San Diego + 1.858.314.1149

Jordan Arakawa's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. She represents companies in a broad range of disputes, including product liability, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, breach of contract, and consumer credit. She has also represented companies in civil and criminal enforcement actions involving possible violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Jordan's experience includes all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts nationwide, from internal investigations and discovery through trial. Recently, Jordan was a member of a team that secured a complete defense verdict in a product liability jury trial. Best Lawyers recognized Jordan as "One to Watch" in commercial litigation in 2020 and 2021.

Jordan also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented plaintiffs in civil rights actions and refugees through Jones Day's Border Project. She also serves as a mentor to high school students through the San Diego County Bar Association's partnership with the Crawford High School Academy of Law.

Before joining Jones Day, Jordan taught high school math in Philadelphia through Teach For America.


  • R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict in Oregon personal injury lawsuitOn February 19, 2021, after a two-week trial, a jury in Portland, Oregon returned a complete defense verdict on behalf of Jones Day client R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Medical device manufacturer obtains successful resolution of multiple government investigationsJones Day successfully represented a medical device manufacturer in obtaining a combined settlement of qui tam False Claims Act cases filed in four federal districts, which alleged violations of the federal health care Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Marine Corps veteran wins honorable dischargeJones Day obtained a discharge upgrade for pro bono client, P.C., a 27-year-old Marine who received a General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions from the U.S. Marine Corps based on a non-disabling mental health condition just four months short of the expiration of his term of active duty service.
  • Micron Technology asserts trade secret and RICO claims, establishes U.S. jurisdiction over foreign defendants under DTSAJones Day represents Micron Technology, Inc. as a plaintiff in a trade secret and RICO lawsuit against Taiwanese and Chinese entities accused of theft of Micron's semiconductor processing technology.
  • Qualcomm achieves global settlement with AppleJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated against Apple Inc. and four contract manufacturers of Apple devices in a lawsuit involving claims for breach of contract and violations of federal antitrust laws and the California Unfair Competition Law.
  • Qualcomm defeats series of appellate writs by Apple in trade secret litigationJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at the California Court of Appeal's Fourth District in opposing a series of three petitions for writ of mandate or prohibition brought by Apple Inc.
  • Qualcomm pursues trade secret and contract claims asserting Apple's misuse of Qualcomm's trade secret software and source codeJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in a lawsuit asserting trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims against Apple Inc.
  • GreatCall wins affirmance of IP defense verdict in trade secret and patent telecom disputeJones Day won in binding arbitration and on appeal for GreatCall, Inc. in IP litigation brought by the company's founders.
  • Lab Corp wins partial summary judgment in product liability litigationJones Day client Lab Corp (Laboratory Corporation of America) won partial summary judgment in a product liability case arising from an alleged failure to detect abnormal cells indicating cancer on a Pap smear slide.
  • FoodState defends putative class action lawsuit over allegations related to advertising and food labelingJones Day is defending vitamin supplement maker FoodState, Inc. in a putative class action lawsuit brought by plaintiffs alleging that FoodState's advertising and product labels are misleading.
  • Jones Day San Diego reaches settlement of civil rights claimsPursuant to the Southern District of California’s Plan for the Representation of Pro Se Litigants in Civil Cases, Jones Day San Diego was selected for pro bono representation of Raynard Vallery, the plaintiff in a civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.