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.
- January 30, 2012
To Transfer or Not To Transfer: An MDL Overview, Law 360 Product Liability Reporter
- Stanford University (J.D. 2006; Order of the Coif; Best Brief and Overall Team, Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition; Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. Legal Writing Prize; Olaus & Adolph Murie Award in Environmental Law); Yale University (B.A. cum laude 2000; distinction in the major of political science; Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society)
The Best Lawyers in America — appellate practice (2021-2024)
Northern California Super Lawyers, Appellate "Super Lawyer" (2019-2023); "Rising Star" (2017-2018)
Daily Journal, "Top 40 Under 40" (2017)
Legal 500 US: trade secrets (litigation) (2021, 2023)
- Law Clerk to: Judge Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2007-2008) and Judge Raymond C. Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2006-2007)