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Jason Witten’s practice focuses on international transactions, commercial transactions, intellectual property, business litigation, and corporate guidance between the US, the EU, and Asia. Specifically, he counsels on a variety of matters, including commercial transactions, intellectual property, corporate fraud, and labor issues, as well as providing day-to-day advice on how to correctly proceed to avoid litigation.

Jason provides solicitor and attorney civil legal services in the EU, England, and the UK from London and Berkshire, and in the US from the Los Angeles area in Southern California. He also has extensive experience in China and Taiwan and a solid network of law firms there to assist you in these jurisdictions.

Jason has also handled a number of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. He has significant lead trial experience and has represented large domestic and overseas companies in their day-to-day business dealings.

Experience

  • Obtained a $2.7M jury verdict in favor of the client for breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing arising from the defendant’s refusal to honor a $1.3 promissory note between defendant and the widow’s late husband. The jury rejected the defendant’s claim that the note had been canceled by the late husband, instead finding the writing of the alleged cancellation to be a forgery and refusing to believe the defendant’s story.
  • Represented a large technology company lessee against a property owner lessor in a triple net lease action resulting in jury verdict that saved the client over a million dollars which accounted for 80% of the demand.
  • Represented a land owner against his partner at trial severing their partnership, retaining 80% of the land, and defeating a claim for fraud.
  • Represented an Asian technology company against its U.S. customer at trial obtaining a verdict for the full amount owed of $520,000 and fraud.
  • Notable Non-Trial Litigation Resolutions:|UTStarcom, Inc. adv. Thomas: Defeated a patent holder in a mobile phone patent litigation case in North Carolina.
  • print Spectrum, LP adv. Thomas: Defeated a mobile phone patent holder in litigation in the Eastern District of Texas.|Alvarez adv. Banker: Successfully negotiated and settled a securities and fraud litigation case for the defendant client in California State Court.
  • Wang v. The Staywell Company: Successfully negotiated and settled a copyright and contract litigation case with the licensee in the Central District of California.
  • Karen Umbrella Co., Ltd v. Yeh Hung Co., Ltd & Albertsons: Obtained a large settlement representing a Plaintiff in Patent Litigation.
  • Vivitar v. Edwards: Successfully negotiated and settled a labor litigation case in the Central District of California.|Widmer v. Rowedder, AG: Successfully negotiated and settled a German corporation’s U.S. subsidiary dispute in California State Court.
  • Non-Litigation Representations: Represented two dozen Asian, EU and U.S. companies in ongoing commercial transactions including OEM, ODM, Master Purchase/Sale Agreements, Indemnity Agreements, LOI, Consumer/ Customer issues, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Disputes, Issuance of Stock, Formation, and Licensing.

Awards/Honors

  • California State Senate, Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Academics and Community Service, 1990
  • California Legislature Assembly, Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Academics and Community Service, 1990
  • Dean’s Honor Roll, University of California Santa Barbara, 1990 – 1991
  • Dean’s Honor Roll, University of Miami School of Law, 1995
  • Harvard University, United Nations Model Debate, First Place, 1990
  • University of California Berkeley, United Nations Model Debate, First Place, 1990
  • University of California San Diego, United Nations Model Debate, First Place, 1990
  • University of Miami School of Law, First Place, Litigation Skills Workshop, 1997
  • Superior Academics and Community Service, City of Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Ted Bartlett Memorial, 1990

Education

  • B.A. Law & Society, University of California Santa Barbara, California; Honors: Dean's Honor Role
  • Honors: First Place, Litigation Skills Workshop; Honors: Dean's Honor Roll
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida

Admissions

  • California Bar
  • Solicitor, England & Wales

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