JustinPotesta

Associate

Irvine + 1.949.553.7501

Justin Potesta represents public and private businesses in high-stakes litigation, including complicated business disputes, regulatory investigations, and consumer class actions. He also regularly advises clients on contract drafting and consumer privacy 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.

Experience

  • Experian obtains complete dismissal of class action concerning prescreen consumer reportsOn behalf of Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Jones Day obtained complete dismissal of a putative nationwide class action arising under the Fair Credit Report Act ("FCRA").
  • Experian obtains complete dismissal of putative class action lawsuit alleging unlawful bank transfersOn behalf of Experian Holdings, Inc., ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., and Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Jones Day obtained complete dismissal with prejudice of putative class claims brought by a consumer.
  • Experian obtains complete dismissal of data privacy consumer class action concerning alleged data breach into third-party analytics firmOn behalf of Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Jones Day obtained complete dismissal of a putative class action arising from an alleged data breach of a third-party data analytics firm that maintained certain Experian marketing data.
  • KMA obtains complete dismissal of putative class/representative action relating to consumer data collection practicesJones Day obtained a complete dismissal on behalf of Kia Motors America, Inc. ("KMA") in a putative class/representative action seeking public injunctive relief under California's Unfair Competition Law and California's Data Access and Fraud Act on behalf of other similarly situated KMA vehicle owners.
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