Jay Ramsey is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Century City Office. He is a Leader of the firm’s Advertising Team and Consumer Class Action Defense Team and a member of the firm’s Retail, Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Food & Beverage groups. He is also a leader of the firm's Out at Sheppard LGBTQ Group and was the firm’s 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. 

Areas of Practice

Jay enjoys a broad litigation practice, representing clients both in business disputes and in consumer class actions.  He also advises clients pre-litigation on a variety of related matters.  He has successfully represented clients at trial, on appeal, and in arbitration.

Business Disputes

Jay represents a broad range of clients in business disputes alleging breaches of contract, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, interference with economic relations, wrongful solicitation, trade secrets theft, copyright and trademark infringement, claims arising out of mergers and acquisitions, and other business torts.  His experience includes:

  • Representing manufacturers and developers, including in the aerospace and electronics industries, in disputes with their customers and suppliers, including claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, and more.
  • Representing companies in disputes regarding various software solutions, including disputes arising from ERP implementations, use of SaaS solutions, and more.
  • Representing real estate investment companies and related parties in disputes arising out of acquisitions, investments, mergers, and more.
  • Representing banks and other financial institutions in various disputes.
  • Representing health care companies in business disputes and regulatory matters.
  • Representing studios, producers, broadcasting companies, and other content producers in claims relating to distribution rights, profit participation, and other accounting issues.

Consumer Class Actions

Jay has defended major retailers, brands, product manufacturers, fintech companies, lead generators, advertising networks, food and beverage companies, insurers, health plans, hospitals, airlines, telecommunications companies, and more in a wide range of consumer class actions alleging violations of false advertising laws, unfair competition laws, consumer protection statutes, privacy laws, breach of warranty, and more.  His experience includes defending against:

  • False advertising claims
  • False pricing claims
  • Product liability claims
  • Product warranty claims
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims
  • Email marketing claims
  • Call recording claims
  • Debt collection claims
  • Data breach and other privacy class claims

Advice and Counseling

Jay advises and counsels clients on a variety of marketing, advertising, pricing, privacy, and related e-commerce matters.  Jay has advised and counseled on a variety of:

  • Advertising campaigns
  • Pricing strategies
  • E-mail marketing regulations
  • Telephone and SMS marketing regulations
  • Call recording practices
  • Privacy policies
  • E-commerce terms and conditions



Notable Appellate Decisions

NEI Contracting & Eng'g Inc. v. Hanson Aggregates Pac. Sw., Inc., 926 F.3d 528 (9th Cir. 2019) – Appellate decision affirming complete trial victory and denial of certification in a CIPA class action.

Sabori v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., No. B284350 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 24, 2019) – Appellate decision affirming grant of summary judgment on invasion of privacy claim

Kayne v. Mense, B254975 (Cal. App. Mar. 25, 2016) – Appellate decision overturning trial court’s award of treble damages under California Penal Code section 496

Rosolowski v. People Media, B250482 (Cal. App. Oct. 29, 2014)  – Appellate decision affirming dismissal of claim under California Anti-SPAM law.



Class Action Defense Strategy Blog Posts

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Healthcare Law Blog

Retail Law Blog

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Legal Issues to Consider in a COVID-19 World," Virtual Reality Location-based Entertainment Summit, October 15, 2020.

Digital Media


J.D., The George Washington University School of Law, 2010

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, magna cum laude


  • California
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