Jay P. Barron

Partner

T: 949.476.8700
F: 949.476.0900
jbarron@kelleranderle.com

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PRACTICE AREAS
Trials
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property
Insurance Recovery/Bad Faith
Entertainment/Sports

EDUCATION
UCLA School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif; UCLA Entertainment Law Review, Articles Editor

Georgetown University, B.A., Psychology, cum laude

State Bar of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

California Lawyers Association, Committee on Administration of Justice

OC Chapter of Federal Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

  • Tort and Trial Section
  • Business Litigation Section

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Jay P. Barron is an experienced and versatile business litigator whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts.  He has handled a wide array of matters, including contract and business tort disputes, real estate litigation, class actions, legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary claims, false advertising and unfair competition cases, and corporate governance and partnership disputes.

Jay represents clients covering a broad spectrum of industries and ranging from individual entrepreneurs to large publicly traded companies, on both the plaintiff and defense sides. His clients have included manufacturers, international corporations, nonprofits, insurers, health care providers, lawyers, and investors.  Jay has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation and trial work, including preparing complaints and formulating litigation strategy, coordinating and implementing discovery plans and electronic document productions, preparing and arguing pretrial and dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, and winning at trial.  Jay also has successfully negotiated the favorable resolution of several business and contract disputes before trial.

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The Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America (2023)

Order of the Coif

Los Angeles Magazine, “Southern California Superlawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation” (2015-2020)

TopVerdict, Top 100 Plaintiff’s Verdict in California (2018)

Second-chaired two court trials against billionaire bond king Bill Gross, securing a restraining order in the first trial for harassing his neighbor by blasting loops of the theme song from Gilligan’s Island, and later convicting Mr. Gross of contempt for defying court orders.  Mr. Gross was sentenced to jail after the conviction.

In 2022, successfully defended of Tony, Emmy and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey in a sexual battery civil jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  After five years of intense litigation, the K/A team convinced the jury that Mr. Spacey was not liable and Mr. Rapp should not be given a penny of the $40 million dollars he was seeking.  They jury deliberated only thirty minutes before reaching a unanimous verdict. The trial was covered by the global media.

Second-chaired five-week jury trial winning a multi-million dollar legal malpractice verdict.

Successfully represented Tony, Emmy and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey on civil litigation in the Central District of California

Representing three insurers from the AIG family of insurance companies, in retrial of claims for breach of contract, bad faith, and punitive damages brought by Victaulic Company of America.

Defended billionaire developer in partnership dispute over real estate portfolio in case dismissed in client’s favor shortly before trial.

Represented real estate developer against former business partner in case involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, including foreign assets.

Represented and negotiated favorable settlement for client against mobile application developer in a breach of contract and intellectual property dispute.

Completed a two-month stint as an Orange County District Attorney during which he prosecuted three criminal jury trials to verdict and handled numerous preliminary hearings.

Represented large insurer in bad faith action stemming from illusory offer to settle within policy limits.

Lead associate for nonprofit organization in 21-day bench trial asserting claim of promissory estoppel.

Represented dairy product manufacturer in dispute involving claims of trade disparagement and false advertising under the Lanham Act, including during two-day preliminary injunction evidentiary hearing in federal court.

Represented international trading company in dispute involving claims of fraud and breach of warranty under the Commercial Code.

Represented healthcare provider in putative class action involving claims of fraud and violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act stemming from the alleged misbranding of drugs.

Represented key investors, advisers and lawyers in dispute involving claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and lawyer malpractice in a multibillion-dollar sale of a telecommunications company.

Represented insurance company in coverage dispute stemming from claims of alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar.

Jay P. Barron

Partner

EDUCATION

UCLA School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif; UCLA Entertainment Law Review, Articles Editor

Georgetown University, B.A., Psychology, cum laude

EXPERIENCE

Jay P. Barron is an experienced and versatile business litigator whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts.  He has handled a wide array of matters, including contract and business tort disputes, real estate litigation, class actions, legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary claims, false advertising and unfair competition cases, and corporate governance and partnership disputes.

More

Trials
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property
Insurance Recovery/Bad Faith
Entertainment/Sports

The Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America (2023)

Order of the Coif

Los Angeles Magazine, “Southern California Superlawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation” (2015-2020)

TopVerdict, Top 100 Plaintiff’s Verdict in California (2018)

Second-chaired two court trials against billionaire bond king Bill Gross, securing a restraining order in the first trial for harassing his neighbor by blasting loops of the theme song from Gilligan’s Island, and later convicting Mr. Gross of contempt for defying court orders.  Mr. Gross was sentenced to jail after the conviction.

In 2022, successfully defended of Tony, Emmy and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey in a sexual battery civil jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  After five years of intense litigation, the K/A team convinced the jury that Mr. Spacey was not liable and Mr. Rapp should not be given a penny of the $40 million dollars he was seeking.  They jury deliberated only thirty minutes before reaching a unanimous verdict. The trial was covered by the global media.

Second-chaired five-week jury trial winning a multi-million dollar legal malpractice verdict.

Successfully represented Tony, Emmy and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey on civil litigation in the Central District of California

Representing three insurers from the AIG family of insurance companies, in retrial of claims for breach of contract, bad faith, and punitive damages brought by Victaulic Company of America.

Defended billionaire developer in partnership dispute over real estate portfolio in case dismissed in client’s favor shortly before trial.

Represented real estate developer against former business partner in case involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, including foreign assets.

Represented and negotiated favorable settlement for client against mobile application developer in a breach of contract and intellectual property dispute.

Completed a two-month stint as an Orange County District Attorney during which he prosecuted three criminal jury trials to verdict and handled numerous preliminary hearings.

Represented large insurer in bad faith action stemming from illusory offer to settle within policy limits.

Lead associate for nonprofit organization in 21-day bench trial asserting claim of promissory estoppel.

Represented dairy product manufacturer in dispute involving claims of trade disparagement and false advertising under the Lanham Act, including during two-day preliminary injunction evidentiary hearing in federal court.

Represented international trading company in dispute involving claims of fraud and breach of warranty under the Commercial Code.

Represented healthcare provider in putative class action involving claims of fraud and violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act stemming from the alleged misbranding of drugs.

Represented key investors, advisers and lawyers in dispute involving claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and lawyer malpractice in a multibillion-dollar sale of a telecommunications company.

Represented insurance company in coverage dispute stemming from claims of alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar.

State Bar of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

California Lawyers Association, Committee on Administration of Justice

OC Chapter of Federal Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

  • Tort and Trial Section
  • Business Litigation Section

Association of Business Trial Lawyers