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Nossaman LLP

Jennifer L. Meeker

Partner

T 213.612.7863
F 213.612.7801
777 South Figueroa Street, 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Jennifer Meeker partners with public and private sector clients to resolve a broad range of legal issues, with particular emphasis on litigation involving recovery of insurance proceeds, and real estate, construction, and commercial contract disputes.  With nearly a decade of litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Ms. Meeker has a proven track record of partnering with her clients to understand their business objectives and key concerns in order to develop a tailored strategy to effectively resolve complex business disputes both inside and outside the courtroom. 

Ms. Meeker is experienced in all phases of litigation in both federal and state courts, including pre-litigation investigation, discovery and eDiscovery, dispositive motions, settlement, and trial preparation.  She regularly represents clients in complex post-trial and appellate proceedings, and resolves matters through all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).   

Ms. Meeker regularly presents on developments in insurance recovery and eDiscovery at industry conferences and seminars, and authors articles on these subjects for key trade publications.  Dedicated to her community, Ms. Meeker sits on the advisory boards of both the Los Angeles and Long Beach port-based non-profit International Trade Education Programs.

Representative Work

Insurance Recovery and Counseling

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - XL Specialty Ins. et al. v. Perry et al.  (United States District Court, Central District of California/Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals).  Represented the FDIC in the insurance recovery action related to the settlements and verdicts arising out of the FDIC's claims against the directors and officers of IndyMac Bank.  The primary dispute involved the interpretation and application of an interrelated wrongful acts exclusion that the insurers alleged barred coverage for numerous lawsuits and settlements from a second insurance tower. 
  • Textron Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, et al.  (California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District).  Represents Textron Inc. in an appeal implicating complex choice of law determinations, the doctrines of collateral and judicial estoppel, and insurance contract interpretation and trigger of coverage issues under both Rhode Island and California law. 
  • Institutional Multifamily Partners LLC, et al. v. Arch Insurance Company, et al.  (Santa Clara County Superior Court).  Represented developer and general contractor in successful recovery of defense costs paid in a major construction defect matter under additional insured endorsements. The main action dispute involved homeowner association's claims of multiple defects in a 315-unit condominium building. The accompanying insurance coverage disputes involved potential coverage under a $25 million "wrap" policy issued for the project, and additional insured coverage under policies issued to subcontractors.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. v. National Union Insurance Company.  (United States District Court, Central District of California).  Represented policyholder in an insurance recovery coverage action relating to a series of class action lawsuits seeking damages for an underlying lawsuit that alleged personal and advertising injury under commercial general liability and umbrella policies.
  • Al Bahr Shrine “Chariot Fire” First-Party Insurance Recovery Counseling.  Represents a national fraternal organization in coverage and valuation issues relating to the destruction and rebuild of a 100-year-old camp located in Mt. Laguna, San Diego County, that had been engulfed by a wildfire.

Real Estate and Construction Litigation

  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Parsons-Dillingham Metro Rail Construction Manager Joint Venture, et al.  (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District).  Represents the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) in several appeals arising from the 20-year litigation between it and Parsons-Dillingham. The dispute related to the approximate $365 million construction management contract between the MTA and Parsons-Dillingham.  Parsons-Dillingham supervised the approximately $4 billion project of the construction of the Metro Red Line from 1984 through 2004.  Nossaman successfully proved on behalf of the agency that Parsons billed over $55 million in unsupported and improper overhead costs plus substantial interest. This resulted in a judgment in the MTA’s favor of approximately $93.2 million for breach of contract on February 13, 2014. 
  • Public Storage v. Sprint Corporation, et al.  (United States District Court, Central District of California).  Represented the Sprint and Nextel defendants in a federal court action for breach of contract brought by Public Storage, who  challenged the validity of 11 site lease terminations by Sprint that were tied to its nationwide shutdown of an obsolete iDEN network in favor of a 4G LTE network using CDMA technology.  Defendants prevailed on summary judgment after the District Court adopted their interpretation of a clause in the Master Lease Agreement that permitted termination when the lessee determined that a premises was no longer appropriate for its operations due to technological reasons.  Defendant Sprint Corporation was also dismissed from the case under Rule 12(b)(2) for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Eminent Domain.  Represents public agencies acquiring right of way for transportation-related projects and property owners and business owners seeking compensation due to public agency acquisitions.

Financial Services and Bankruptcy 

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – FDIC v. Van Dellen, et al.  (United States District Court, Central District of California).  Represented the FDIC in successful prosecution of breach of fiduciary duty and negligence claims against former officers of the failed IndyMac Bank.  Claims arose out of the approval of multi-million dollar acquisition, development and construction loans to regional and national homebuilders.  On December 7, 2012, after less than five hours of jury deliberations, the trial brought the FDIC a unanimous jury verdict on all of its $169 million in claimed damages. 
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – IndyMac Bancorp v. FDIC.  (United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California).  Represented the FDIC in defense of a lawsuit brought by IndyMac Bancorp’s bankruptcy trustee seeking in excess of $750 million from the FDIC, the receiver for the failed IndyMac Bank.
  • Represents creditors in Bankruptcy court against attempted clawbacks of preferential and fraudulent transfers and in favor of relief from the automatic stay.

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers “Southern California Rising Star,” Los Angeles magazine, 2014 - 2016

Jennifer L. Meeker
Jennifer L. Meeker

Practices

Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2008, cum laude, CALI Award for Excellence

B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2004, magna cum laude, High Distinction in History

Admissions

California

All United States District Courts, California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Association of Business Trial Attorneys

American Bar Association: Tort Trial Insurance Practice and Litigation sections

Los Angeles County Bar Association: Litigation and Appellate Courts sections

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers “Southern California Rising Star,” Los Angeles magazine, 2014 - 2016

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