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Human-trafficking case against Saudi princess dismissed –Keller and defense team successful

September 21, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Jennifer Keller, working as part of a defense team that included attorneys Paul S. Meyer and Kay Rackauckas, Allison Shalinsky and Tom Umberg, succeeded in obtaining a complete dismissal of all charges against Princess Meshael Alayban  of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who was unjustly accused of human trafficking by allegedly forcing an employee in her Irvine home to work long hours for minimal pay.  In fact the accusation was a ...

Keller named on Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals’ list of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California”

September 11, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Jennifer L. Keller was again named today to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals’ joint list of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California.”  Keller tries complex business and white collar criminal cases and is one of the state’s most highly regarded trial lawyers. She also won the award in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Keller resides in Corona del Mar. NEWS RELEASE

Zipser earns Top Orange County Lawyer honor for Bet-the-Company litigation, four other KRUZ attorneys recognized

August 28, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Dean Zipser, a nationally prominent attorney at Keller Rackauckas Umberg Zipser LLP in Irvine, has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Orange County “Lawyer of the Year” in Bet-the-Company Litigation.   Zipser and his partner Jennifer Keller are consecutive winners from the firm as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year,” with Keller receiving the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” honor in Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar.  Having two attorneys win “Lawyer of the Year” from Best Lawyers®  in ...

Keller presentation at the Practising Law Institute’s “California Trial Advocacy 2013″

August 23, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Jennifer Keller spoke on jury selection with James Brosnahan at the Practising Law Institute’s California Trial Advocacy 2013 in San Francisco on August 7.

2nd District affirms denial of attorney fees: Sole practitioner sought nearly $25 million for suit over Toshiba laptops

August 08, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Los Angeles Daily Journal By Ryne Hodkowski The 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday affirmed monetary sanctions against sole practitioner Lori J. Sklar, co-counsel to a class of Toshiba Corp. laptop users who demanded nearly $25 million in attorney fees after their case settled but then refused to cooperate with a court-ordered investigation into her request. The appellate court ruled that a lower court acted within its discretion when it denied Sklar's request for attorney fees and ...

Rackauckas chosen for OC Metro Magazine’s Orange County’s Top Lawyers

July 29, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Kay Rackauckas has been named as one of OC Metro Magazine's Orange County’s Top Lawyers for 2013 (criminal defense).

Orange County Business Journal: OC Insider

May 18, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

A mouthful of high-profile names in the newly formed trial and litigation firm Keller Rackauckas Umberg Zipser LLP in Irvine, which will go by KRUZ.  Attorneys Jennifer Keller and Kay Rackauckas have left their namesake firm in Irvine and joined by Tom Umberg and Dean Zipser from the Costa Mesa office of Los Angeles-based Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. (view full article in PDF format)

Lawdragon: Keller Rackauckas Expands With Umberg, Zipser

May 16, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Four nationally prominent attorneys have joined forces to form a new law firm, Keller Rackauckas Umberg Zipser LLP (“KRUZ”) that was formally launched today. Jennifer L. Keller, Kay Rackauckas, Thomas J. Umberg and Dean J. Zipser will be joined by several other attorneys who were colleagues at their former firms. KRUZ is unlike nearly any other California trial and business litigation firm in that it has three partners with over 300 jury trials among them. ...

Law360: Boutique Firm Includes Bratz Trial Winner, Manatt Partners

May 10, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Three former Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP partners have joined with a onetime Keller Rackauckas LLP attorney who secured MGA Entertainment Inc.'s $88.4 million Bratz doll victory against Mattel Inc. to form Keller Rackauckas Umberg Zipser LLP, which launched Wednesday. The Irvine, Calif.-based boutique boasts Jennifer Keller, who won the Bratz verdict, and her former Keller Rackauckas partner Kay Rackauckas, as well as three term California assemblyman Thomas Umberg, who is joined by ...

The National Law Journal: Boutique Includes Bratz Trial Winner, Manatt Refugees

May 10, 2013  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Jennifer Keller, the attorney who won an $88.5 million verdict against Mattel Inc. in the battle over the Bratz doll, has teamed up with three former partners at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips to create a new firm based in Irvine, Calif. Keller now represents Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC in defending claims by the U.S. government that it inflated the ratings on various mortgage-backed securities just before the 2008 financial crisis. On Thursday, she combined ...

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