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Brian Jazaeri focuses on serving clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation and class actions in state and federal court, with a particular focus on healthcare, financial services, and business dispute litigation. Brian represents large health insurance companies, financial institutions including retail banks, lenders, servicers, and trustees, and a broad range of companies across industries in consumer class actions, complex commercial disputes, and government enforcement actions.
In the healthcare arena, as deputy leader of the Morgan Lewis’s healthcare practice and co-leader of the firm’s insurance practice, Brian is a nationally recognized attorney representing primarily payors in many complex matters ranging from consumer class actions and government enforcement actions to complex commercial disputes.
Brian also has broad experience representing major financial institutions ranging from retail banks, lenders, servicers, brokerages, hedge funds, private equity funds, and investment advisers in a broad array of commercial and class action litigation, as well as government enforcement actions brought by the Los Angeles City Attorney and the Attorney General on behalf of the People of the State of California.
Brian also represents a broad variety of companies across industries in all types of commercial disputes involving, among other things, allegations of breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, and unfair business practices, to matters related to the Truth in Lending Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, California Unfair Competition Law, California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, and individual state privacy laws, and has secured important victories in multiple jurisdictions, including significant trial and arbitration victories and dismissals of class actions and government enforcement actions.
Secured summary judgment and denial of class certification for large auto insurance provider in federal class action alleging violations of Electronic Fund Transfer Act and California unfair competition law.
Secured dismissal for large financial services institution in federal class action alleging violations of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA).
Secured dismissal for large auto insurance provider in federal class action alleging violations of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA).
Secured summary judgment for health plan in class action alleging unfair business practices and fraud involving allegations of excessive premiums.
Secured dismissal of action for health plan in dispute with provider alleging improper retraction of payments for services provided by provider.
Secured dismissal of federal class action complaint for financial services client involving allegations of violations of RICO, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, fraud, and unfair competition.
Secured dismissal of federal class action complaint for financial services client involving allegations of unfair competition and fraud.
Secured dismissals of multiple federal actions for financial services client involving allegations of breach of contract relating to real estate disputes.
Secured multiple summary judgments in federal court for financial services client involving allegations of breach of contract.
Secured summary judgment for health plan in dispute with provider regarding appropriate rates of reimbursement for services rendered to health plan's patients.
Representation of health plan in several consumer class actions filed on behalf of individual health plan members whose policies were rescinded for misrepresentations or omissions on their applications.
Representation of health plan in a representative action filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney alleging claims for violations of the California unfair competition law based on the health plan's rescission of member policies.
Representation of technology clients in connection with Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Consumer Product Safety Commission inquiries in over 30 states.
Representation of electronic payment company in series of class actions alleging claims for violations of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, California unfair competition law, the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, conversion, unjust enrichment, and money had and received.
Representation of telecommunications company in connection with claims for breach of a settlement agreement with a competitor.
Representation of online advertising company against $1 billion lawsuit and arbitration brought by MySpace, alleging violations of the CAN-SPAM Act.
Secured dismissal of class action filed against health plan on behalf of public employees who alleged that health plan used an overly restrictive definition of "medical necessity" for purposes of determining health insurance coverage.
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Southern California Super Lawyers (2020)
Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Healthcare: advice to health insurers, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Recommended, Industry focus: Healthcare: advice to health insurers, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Next Generation Lawyer, Industry focus: Healthcare: health insurers, The Legal 500 US (2017–2019)
Named, Modern Healthcare’s “Largest Healthcare Firm” (2016–2020)
Recommended, Industry focus: Healthcare: service providers, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers (2010–2017)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2002, J.D.