Michael Jaeger is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including defense of class actions, with additional work in the areas of bankruptcy litigation, environmental litigation and land use. He has second-chaired arbitrations for clients in the sports, entertainment, and legal fields, and in those matters Mr. Jaeger has handled preparation, direct, and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses. He also has extensive experience drafting briefs and motions as well as conducting discovery, including supervision of document reviews. Mr. Jaeger has also worked on major cases involving private equity funds and technology manufacturers, among others.
Mr. Jaeger’s pro bono practice includes working with clients in the areas of litigation, environmental and tax, in addition to ongoing pro bono work for a major charitable services organization in West Los Angeles.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Jaeger was a director, working in various capacities on and off-Broadway, on national tours and in Los Angeles. He also co-wrote the feature film “The Best and the Brightest,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, and directed and produced live corporate events for such clients as Mercedes-Benz, Pizza Hut and IHG Hotels.
Mr. Jaeger graduated first in his class at Loyola Law School and was senior articles editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, which published his article “Should They Stay or Should They Go: Can State Attorneys General Avoid Removal of Parens Patriae Suits to Federal Court Under the Class Action Fairness Act?” 46 Loy. LA L. Rev. 327 (2012), cited in a 2013 brief to the Supreme Court.