Gayle I. Jenkins is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office who focuses her practice in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation.
Ms. Jenkins has practiced extensively in the field of consumer class action litigation. The claims at issue include RICO, unfair business practices, and statutory violations. Ms. Jenkins’s intellectual property experience includes cases involving claims of patent infringement, counterfeit products, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Her representations in complex business disputes extend to breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, California Business & Professions Section 17200, intentional interference with economic advantage, and breach of fiduciary duty matters.
Ms. Jenkins has defended and prosecuted litigation in the mortgage industry, and has represented realty and escrow companies and their agents in disputes arising out of the development and sale of real property, property improvements, and issues of nondisclosure. Ms. Jenkins also represents insurance companies and policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.
Ms. Jenkins has represented clients before all California federal and state trial courts. She is experienced in appeals involving a broad range of issues, including asbestos, assignments, effect of bankruptcy on civil claims, bad faith, breach of contract, Section 17200, constitutional rights, expert witnesses, personal jurisdiction based on Internet contacts, and rescission.
Ms. Jenkins is a member of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar.
Ms. Jenkins received a B.A., cum laude, in 1990 from Chapman College and a J.D. in 1993 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the editorial board for the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.