D. Jason Lyon is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Lyon’s practice focuses on a broad range of complex commercial litigation and international arbitration matters, with a special emphasis on securities class actions. His experience spans all aspects of civil litigation: conducting discovery, supervising expansive document review, taking depositions, drafting both substantive and procedural motions, including motions for summary judgment and dismissal, and negotiating favorable settlements.
His recent work includes:
- Providing analysis, strategy, drafting and research in support of a successful motion to dismiss a putative securities class action against Ernst & Young, as well as securing affirmance of the decision before the Ninth Circuit
- Assisting in securing summary judgment for the NFL Players Association in a putative class action alleging that it failed to generate licensing opportunities for retired players, which was also affirmed by the Ninth Circuit
- Drafting the request for arbitration in a high-profile multibillion dollar international arbitration, conducting diligence of potential arbitrators and supervising an intensive year-long fact investigation on behalf of a client in the nuclear power industry
- Drafting a successful demurrer to multiple causes of action against a nonprofit museum and subsequently negotiating a favorable settlement of a potentially high stakes breach of contract claim
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Lyon worked in documentary and television commercial production, and produced the feature film, “Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me.” In addition, Mr. Lyon was a member of the City of Los Angeles East Area Planning Commission under Mayor James K. Hahn, and later served as Vice Chair of the Neighborhood Council Review Commission under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Mr. Lyon was also elected to two terms as co-chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.
Mr. Lyon is admitted to practice before all California courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.