Jeslyn A. Everitt is a litigator in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation with a particular emphasis on intellectual property, employment, contract and tort law. Ms. Everitt also maintains an active pro bono practice.
In the employment law context, Ms. Everitt has experience defending employers against class and collective actions involving wage and hour claims, and litigating single-plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and breach of contract. Ms. Everitt also has extensive experience representing higher education institutions and advising them on their statutory commitments including compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act and FERPA.
- NCAA in a nationwide class action trial 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.
- dick clark productions in a contract dispute brought by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over the rights to the Golden Globe Awards show. The trial result was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top Verdicts” of 2012.
- A major product manufacturer in a three-month class action trial involving claims of false advertising and unfair business practices where plaintiffs recovered nothing on their claims.
- A technology company in the favorable settlement of wage and hour misclassification claims brought by a putative class of current and former employees.
- A state university in the dismissal of Title IX claims based on the university’s allegedly indifferent response to reports of sexual harassment.
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 65 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 UC Berkeley School of Law (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.