Jared M. Katz


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Jared M. Katz

Jared Katz is experienced in complex litigation, representing institutional clients, businesses, fiduciaries, and individuals.  Mr. Katz litigates in state and federal courts throughout California.  Previously, Mr. Katz practiced in Los Angeles with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.  




Mr. Katz is experienced as lead counsel, working on a team, and as local counsel.  Representative experience includes:   

  • Represented clients in various types of fraud and punitive damages litigation
  • Prosecuted fiduciary duty litigation as part of a team on behalf of reinsurance cedents against control persons of an insolvent retrocessionaire in complex federal court litigation resulting in a favorable settlement
  • Represented foreign and domestic insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation, resulting in dismissals and favorable settlements
  • Represented an insurer in successfully upholding the validity of an insurance policy arbitration clause in an appeal before California Supreme Court
  • Represented an insurer in successfully upholding the dismissal of an action challenging the insurer's post-claim rescission resulting in a published decision
  • Represented warehousemen and common carriers in litigation resulting in favorable settlements and dismissals
  • Represented a former energy trading company as part of a team in a business practices claim filed by the California Attorney General in a high profile case that was dismissed
  • Represented a former investment bank in qui tam fraud claim filed in federal court, winning on summary judgment
  • Represented a mutual fund complex in market timing litigation winning summary judgment
  • Represented a major securities brokerage in fraud arbitration trial before the NASD
  • Represented a commodities brokerage in reparations actions before CFTC
  • Represented a national environmental engineering firm in negligence action
  • Represented real estate developers in litigation resulting in favorable settlements
  • Represented a foreign distributor in a contract arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris
  • Defended employers in employment litigation claims, resulting in favorable settlements
  • Represented trustees in fiduciary duty litigation
  • Represented partners in partnership disputes




Mr. Katz has led CLE presentations and authored professional articles, including these:

  • Speaker, Strafford's Diversity Jurisdiction and Removal to Federal Court: Applying the Supreme Court's Nerve Center Test to Complex Corporate Structures and Navigating Nuances of Removal, September 27, 2011
  • Speaker, Strafford's Federal Court Jurisdiction: Diversity and Removal Complexities, December 2, 2010
  • Speaker, Strafford's Insurer's Duty to Defend: Resolving Cost Issues, November 11, 2009
  • Speaker, Mealey's California Section 17200 Conference, November 2004
  • Article, Akin v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London: A Policyholder Contesting an Insurer's Unilateral Rescission Must Choose Between Disaffirming or Enforcing the Policy, 20-9 Mealey's Litig. Rep. Ins. Bad Faith 19 (September 5, 2006)
  • Article, When is Restitution Appropriate?  A Defense Perspective on The Battle Over Property Rights, 3-6 Mealey's Cal. Sec. 17200 Rep. 20 (February 2005)
  • Article, Insurers And Coverage Counsel Need To Accurately Represent The Material Terms Of A Liability Insurance Policy To Policy Claimants, 19-4 Mealey's Litig. Rep. Ins. Bad Faith 16 (June 21, 2005)



  • Artemis v. Craters & Freighters S. Chi., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131132 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 29, 2010)
  • Akin v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, 140 Cal.App.4th 291 (2006)
  • Boghos v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, 36 Cal.4th 495 (Cal. 2005)
  • LG Infocomm U.S.A., Inc. v. Euler Am. Credit Indem. Co., 419 F.Supp.2d 1248 (S.D. Cal. 2005)
  • Standard Security Life Ins. Co. v. West, 267 F.3d 821 (8th Cir. 2001)
  • Luth v. Department of Water & Power of Los Angeles, 2004 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5273, (Cal.App.2d Dist. 2004)