Brett Meyerhoff represents clients at both the trial and appellate level. His cases have covered many areas of law, including patent infringement, antitrust exclusive dealing and monopolization, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and alter ego liability. At the trial level, Brett has won numerous dispositive motions, second-chaired a bench trial, and successfully defended clients in both state and federal court. At the appellate level, Brett has filed briefs and petitions with the US Supreme Court and state courts of appeals, and successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brett maintains an active pro bono practice and participates in the firm’s Pro Bono & Community Service committee. His pro bono practice includes the representation of individuals in immigration proceedings.
Prior to rejoining McDermott, Brett served as a law clerk to the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Brett served as a judicial extern to the Honorable William R. Dorsey of the US Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Brett also was a managing editor of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, a legal extern at SAG-AFTRA and a legal research and writing advisor for first-year law students.
Obtained summary judgment for a leading health insurance company, defeating provider claims seeking more than $8 million in compensatory damages in addition to punitive damages (US District Court for the Central District of California, 2020).
Defended a hospital in a contractual dispute with a physician group, serving as second chair during an arbitration that resulted in a finding of no breach of contract (2019).
Defended a health insurance company in civil litigation against a former out-of-network provider, resulting in summary judgment for the health insurance company on all eight causes of action (California Superior Court, Los Angeles County, 2019).
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