Jeremy R.Kauffman


Los Angeles +

Jeremy Kauffman's practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. He has experience with all aspects of pretrial litigation, including propounding and responding to discovery, negotiating subpoenas, taking depositions, and drafting dispositive and discovery-related motions. He has worked on matters that include health care, antitrust, class actions, breach of contract, and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trustee litigation.

Jeremy recently represented a health care provider in federal and parallel state class actions that alleged tying and unlawful restraint of trade under the Sherman Act and Cartwright Act. Jeremy worked on all facets of party and third-party discovery, dispositive motion practice, expert preparation, resisting class certification, jury instructions, and pretrial preparation. Jeremy also drafted significant Daubert briefs, including challenging the plaintiffs' expert's passthrough rate opinion and defending an expert's opinion on product market definition.

Jeremy maintains an active pro bono practice. He filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a nonprofit civil rights organization, arguing that a common hallway in an apartment complex should be protected under the Fourth Amendment. He represented a client in a tenant-landlord lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, which resulted in a favorable settlement for the client following mediation. Jeremy also served as lead counsel in a five-day bench trial in which he secured a five-year domestic violence restraining order against the ex-boyfriend of a pro bono client referred from the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.


  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce files amicus brief in PSLRA caseJones Day filed a merits-stage amicus brief on behalf of the United States Chamber of Commerce in support of the position that the discovery-stay provision in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act applies to suits brought in state as well as federal courts.
  • Civil rights organization files amicus brief in Fourth Amendment caseJones Day filed an amicus brief on behalf of a nonprofit civil rights organization in support of certiorari in a case raising a Fourth Amendment challenge to an arrest that occurred in the area immediately in front of a tenant’s apartment unit.
  • Domestic violence survivor prevails in bench trial and obtains restraining order against abusive ex-boyfriendAfter a five-day bench trial before the Hon. Charles Clay (LASC), Jones Day secured a five-year domestic violence restraining order against the ex-boyfriend of a pro bono client referred from the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit with a focus on domestic violence.
  • Tenants secure settlement payment in lawsuit alleging fraudulent transfer of property and landlord misconductJones Day secured a settlement payment on behalf of two pro bono clients in connection with a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed against the clients' former landlords and their daughter.