Nathaniel P.Garrett (Nat)


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Nat Garrett brings more than 15 years of experience litigating appeals in federal and California courts and complex cases in trial courts. Nat has argued appeals before the United States Supreme Court, federal circuit courts, and the California Court of Appeal across constitutional, trade secrets, employment, business torts, consumer class actions, securities, and product liability matters. He also regularly embeds with trial teams to formulate and drive strategy through dispositive motions and jury instructions, while capturing trial errors for appeal and handling post-trial proceedings.

Recent engagements include: prevailing at summary judgment on claims for trade secret misappropriation and antitrust violations for a software application developer; successfully defending on appeal summary judgment in a class action brought under California's Unfair Competition Law against a hospital system; representing the Chief Justice of California in an employment discrimination lawsuit; obtaining dismissal of a securities class action against a financial institution based on the securitization of mortgage loans; and persuading an appellate court to reduce a punitive damages award against an auto manufacturer under the Due Process Clause.

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Nat clerked for two federal judges before coming to Jones Day's Issues and Appeals Practice. He is a certified appellate specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.


  • Applied Medical Resources secures appellate victory on FEHA retaliation claim by former employee after obtaining favorable jury verdict following trialJones Day successfully defended Applied Medical Resources Corporation against a lawsuit brought by a former employee who asserted claims for violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, failure to prevent discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.
  • Experian secures appellate victory in Fair Credit Reporting Act appealJones Day assisted Experian Information Services, Inc. ("Experian") in securing an appellate victory from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in an action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Colorado Consumer Credit Reporting Act (CCCRA).
  • First American convinces a Federal court to grant its motion to strike Plaintiffs' jury trial demandJones Day convinces a Federal court to grant First American Corporation's motion to strike Plaintiffs' jury trial demand.