Justin Beck's practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. His experience spans a range of areas, from antitrust to intellectual property to labor law, and his representations include significant clients from a variety of industries, including oil and gas, health care, private equity, and pharmaceuticals.
Justin has drafted substantive motions in high-stakes trial matters and briefed and argued appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits. Most recently, he represented a health care provider in an antitrust class action that alleged tying and market leveraging. As part of the trial team, he worked on all aspects of trial preparation, drafting motions, researching and briefing legal issues, developing cross-examination strategies, and preparing witnesses.
Justin also maintains an active pro bono practice, in which he has enjoyed the privilege of representing refugees in asylum applications before U.S. immigration courts and prisoners in constitutional and civil rights actions brought against state actors under Section 1983. In one such case, he helped a Salvadoran mother-daughter pair escape gang persecution by persuading a U.S. immigration judge to grant their asylum applications; in another, he helped a prisoner vindicate his Eighth Amendment rights by securing a considerable settlement.
- Pepperdine University (J.D. magna cum laude 2016; Order of the Coif; Faculty Scholar; Associate Editor, Pepperdine Law Review; B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science magna cum laude 2013; Regents' Scholar)
- Law Clerk to: Judge Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2017-2018) and Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (2016-2017); Extern to Judge Sandra S. Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (Fall 2014)