Jessica A. Mariani focuses her practice on complex civil and health care litigation. Jessica has represented clients in class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and other cases involving contract disputes, unfair competition claims, and other business torts. Jessica represents clients in California state and federal courts, and in arbitrations. She also has also represented clients in connection with investigations by government agencies.
Jessica maintains an active pro bono practice. She has assisted pro bono clients on a range of matters, including obtaining lawful immigration status through asylum and special immigrant juvenile status, defending tenants against wrongful eviction actions, and assisting Holocaust survivors to obtain pensions from the German government.
While in law school, she was a member of the executive board of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program.
Obtained dismissal of a putative class action against a pharmaceutical company alleging false advertising, unfair business practices and other torts relating to off-label marketing of prescription drugs
Obtained favorable settlement of a putative class action against a sports apparel manufacturer alleging violations of California consumer protection laws
Obtained dismissal of a putative class action alleging violations of the Cartwright Act, unfair business practices and other business torts
Obtained dismissals of complaints brought by a physician seeking to challenge hospital administrative decisions
Defended a health care provider in a qui tam lawsuit alleging violation of the federal False Claims Act
Represented a health care provider in government investigations into claims of civil rights violations
Obtained judgment for executors and trustees in a case alleging claims of fraud and wrongful transfer of community property
Represented an online provider of travel services in cases involving the application of hotel occupancy taxes to service charges in California
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, JD, 2011
Georgetown University, BA, cum laude, 2008
Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California