Overview

Michael Jaeger represents clients in complex commercial litigation and class actions in the areas of business litigation, consumer protection, privacy, product liability, labor and employment, and sports and entertainment. Michael has litigated numerous matters in state and federal court and in arbitrations across the country involving breach of contract, California’s Unfair Competition Law and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, COVID-19, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Invasion of Privacy Act, Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, civil RICO, construction defect, TCPA and franchising.

Michael also tackles emerging areas of law at the intersection of technology and commerce. He litigates on behalf of and provides counseling to clients regarding best practices for online terms and conditions, specifically with regard to arbitration provisions, class action waivers and auto-renewal programs, and is the author of Practical Law’s guidance on state auto-renewal laws.  He also has experience in privacy, data breach and cybersecurity law, particularly as to the CCPA, about which he has presented at conferences and provided extensive guidance to clients. He has also written and presented on risk management and liability issues related to autonomous vehicles.

Michael has argued and won dispositive motions; negotiated settlements; taken and defended depositions; first-chaired mediations and second-chaired multiple arbitrations; handled preparation, direct and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses; and conducted internal investigations. He also has extensive experience drafting briefs and motions as well as negotiating and managing discovery.

Before joining the firm, Michael was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP in their complex commercial litigation group.

Past Experience

Prior to practicing law, Michael was a director, working in various capacities on and off-Broadway, on national tours and in Los Angeles. He also co-wrote the feature film The Best and the Brightest, starring Neil Patrick Harris, directed the two-season, 24-episode web series Stuck, and directed and produced live corporate events. Michael is an avid hiker and has logged many miles in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

California

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Sayre Macneil Scholar; Senior Articles Editor, Loyola Law Review (2012)

Yale University
B.A. in American Studies and Theater Studies, cum laude, with distinction in both majors (1993)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • We’ve Only Just Begun – CCPA and Other State Legislation
    Speaker, Faegre Baker Daniels Privacy and Cybersecurity Summit, November 2019
  • Should They Stay or Should They Go: Can State Attorneys General Avoid Removal of Parens Patriae Suits to Federal Court Under the Class Action Fairness Act?
    Author, 46 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 327, 2012

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program
  • Anti-gerrymandering litigation
  • A Community of Friends
  • St. Joseph Center
  • Equality California
  • Bet Tzedek
  • Public Counsel

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
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