Jesse S. Krompier represents clients in commercial litigation and class actions. He focuses his practice on high-stakes business disputes, complex litigation, consumer actions, mass torts, and product liability. Jesse was a member of the Morgan Lewis trial team that secured a unanimous $133 million jury verdict in an environmental cost-recovery lawsuit for Shell USA, Inc., recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Verdicts of 2022. Jesse counsels clients in the technology, energy, tax and advisory, biopharmaceutical, and healthcare industries, among other sectors.
Jesse is an adept litigator with a track record of success at trial and in dispositive motion practice. In addition, Jesse helps clients achieve efficient solutions through pre-lawsuit investigations, risk management, and early dispute resolution. Jesse has played a significant role in some of the most high-profile environmental litigation in the country, including the Aliso Canyon gas leak cases. He has also litigated multimillion-dollar business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Jesse maintains an active pro bono practice, through which he provides counsel to clients seeking asylum in the United States. Jesse also works with the ACLU of California’s Criminal Justice Reform Project, which seeks to end racial inequities in the criminal justice system.
Jesse has served as an associate representative for the Los Angeles office and as a member of the Summer Program Committee. While in law school, Jesse served as an extern for Judge Dolly M. Gee of the US District Court for the Central District of California. He represented UCLA at the 2016 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition and was a recipient of UCLA’s Moot Court Honors Program Award.
Represented a health benefits provider in a breach of contract arbitration relating to specialty medical injectables, resulting in a favorable settlement
Obtained a $133 million jury verdict for Shell USA, Inc. in a lawsuit seeking contribution and equitable indemnity for costs incurred pursuant to an agency’s cleanup and abatement order
Represented Sempra Energy and Southern California Gas Company in litigation and regulatory matters involving the Aliso Canyon gas leak in Porter Ranch, California
Represented a video game developer in a manufacturing dispute regarding a new gaming system, resulting in a favorable settlement
Represented an advisory firm in a software implementation dispute, resulting in a favorable settlement
Obtained an eight-figure jury verdict for a private aircraft management company where a director of the company formed a competing business and interfered with the company’s existing aircraft charter management agreements
Secured dismissal of claims for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty in a breach of contract lawsuit relating to contracts for fuel pathway–based crediting under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program
Represented a Medjool date farm in a breach of contract dispute involving the production and distribution of dates under the California Food and Agricultural Code, resulting in a favorable settlement
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2017, J.D.
Stanford University, 2011, B.A.
US District Court for Central District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section