Michael Jaeger represents clients in class actions and complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country with a particular focus on privacy, cybersecurity and consumer protection defense.

Michael’s experience includes claims brought under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), Florida’s Security of Communications Act (FSCA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), and other privacy-based litigation statutes.

As privacy regulations continue to evolve, Michael counsels clients on data protection compliance and litigation avoidance by offering a strategic approach to meet his clients’ business goals. He also has extensive experience with online terms and conditions compliance issues and litigation, specifically regarding arbitration provisions, class action waivers, and automatic renewal programs, and is the author of Practical Law’s guidance on state automatic renewal laws. He has also written and presented on risk management and liability issues related to autonomous vehicles.

Michael also has significant experience in a broad range of business disputes and breach of contract litigation matters, including in the areas of COVID-19 liability, sports and entertainment, false advertising, product liability, labor and employment, RICO, construction defect, ERISA and franchising.

Past Experience

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

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.



Bar Admissions


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


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


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