Jeslyn A. Everitt is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She has worked on a range of matters, including cases involving copyright, antitrust, employment, contract and tort law. Ms. Everitt also maintains an active pro bono practice.
Ms. Everitt has extensive trial experience, including the representation of:
- The NCAA in what was called “the sports trial of the century,” a nationwide class action brought by current and former Division I college football and men’s basketball players asserting antitrust and intellectual property claims relating to NCAA rules that allegedly preclude student-athletes from being paid for the alleged use of their name, image and likeness.
- Dick Clark Productions and Red Zone Capital in obtaining a trial victory in a contract dispute with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Following a bench trial, our clients maintained the right to continue producing and distributing the "Golden Globe Awards" show.
- A consumer products company in a three-month California consumer class action trial; plaintiffs recovered nothing on their claims.
In 2014, Ms. Everitt took a four-month leave of absence from Munger Tolles in order to try cases at the San Francisco Public Defender’s office. There she handled a case load of 60 cases, argued more than 25 motions, and achieved not guilty verdicts or hung juries in four trials.
Ms. Everitt is active in the alternative dispute resolution community. She volunteers as a community mediator, and for the past several years, she has served as head coach for the Berkeley Law alternative dispute resolution teams.
Ms. Everitt graduated with highest honors from Harvard College, after which she served as a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina. She received her J.D. in 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a senior editor for the California Law Review. From 2011-2012, Ms. Everitt served as law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.