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:
- NCAA in defense of a nationwide class action against antitrust and intellectual property claims relating to NCAA rules that allegedly preclude collegiate basketball and football athletes from being paid for the alleged use of their name, image and likeness. O'Bannon v. NCAA (In re Student-Athlete Name and Licensing Litigation)
- dick clark productions against a lawsuit brought by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over the rights to the Golden Globe Awards show. The result of the trial in that case was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top Verdicts” of 2012. Red Zone v. Hollywood Foreign Press Association
- Philip Morris USA in:
- the successful defense of a three-month California consumer class action trial relating to the marketing of "light" cigarettes; plaintiffs recovered nothing on their claims.
- a consumer class action pending in Massachusetts relating to the marketing of “light” cigarettes. Trial took place in October and November 2015.
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, teaches an alternative dispute resolution course at Berkeley Law School and has served as head coach for the Berkeley Law mediation and negotiation teams for the past several years.
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.