Justin Potesta represents public and private businesses in complicated business disputes, regulatory investigations, and consumer class actions, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, data privacy, and consumer protection issues. He also regularly advises clients on contract drafting and compliance issues. Justin's significant engagements include obtaining complete dismissal of all claims on behalf of a major automaker in a data privacy class action challenging vehicle data collection practices, as well as obtaining complete dismissal of a class action concerning allegedly unlawful bank transfers.
Before joining Jones Day, Justin served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Andrew J. Guilford of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and to Magistrate Judge John E. Martin of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Justin is a member of Jones Day's Hispanic Lawyers Affinity Group, as well as the Orange County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and the Loyola Law School Orange County Alumni Council.
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D. cum laude 2016; Order of the Coif; Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society; Editor-in-Chief, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review); Biola University (B.A. in English 2013)
- California, all U.S. District Courts in California, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Law Clerk (2017-2018) and Extern (2015) to Judge Andrew J. Guilford, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge John E. Martin, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana (2016-2017); Extern to Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2016)