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  • State Bar of California
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UCLA School of Law, J.D.

Stanford University, B.A.

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Jesse S. Krompier

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Los Angeles
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Jesse Krompier is an associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Department. He litigates on behalf of companies in complex business disputes, including matters involving breach of contract, trade secret theft, fraud and unfair competition.  

Having achieved successful results for M&R clients through multiple phases of litigation, including at trial in state and federal court, Jesse drafts pleadings, discovery and dispositive motions, among many other things. He honed his familiarity with the courtroom and comprehensive understanding of civil procedure as a judicial extern for the Honorable Dolly M. Gee in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Jesse earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient and served as Submissions Editor of the Entertainment Law Review. In addition, he was a Moot Court Honors Program Award recipient and represented UCLA at the 2016 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition at Fordham School of Law in New York. Jesse’s article, “Safety First: The Case for Mandatory Data Sharing as a Federal Safety Standard for Self-Driving Cars,” was published in the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy in 2017. Jesse was awarded a B.A. from Stanford University and was a member of the varsity swim team.

Past Experience 

Jesse was a Commercial and Real Estate Litigation intern for the New York City Law Department. In that capacity, he drafted and successfully argued a motion to dismiss a breach of contract action arising from the cancellation of a concert at a NYC community college. Before that, he was affiliated with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office as a Prosecutor Academy Student.

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation: Obtained an eight-figure verdict after a seven-day federal court trial on behalf of a full-service global private aviation company that sued its former Assistant Director of Operations for breach of contract and breach of duty of loyalty and associated entities for intentional interference with contractual relations. The case stemmed from the ex-employee stealing the aviation firm’s customers.

Commercial Litigation: Drafted portions of a successful motion for entry of default judgment, resulting in judgment of more than $650,000 for client on breach of contract claim, including costs and attorneys’ fees.   

Commercial Litigation: Drafted portions of a successful motion to strike opposing party’s supplemental brief objecting to a minors’ compromise in an unlawful detainer action, resulting in the enforcement of a global settlement in client’s favor, including an attorneys’ fee award.

Commercial Litigation: Drafted opposition to motion to strike portions of a complaint for professional negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.

Complex Litigation: Drafted reply brief in support of a successful motion for reconsideration in a case involving trade secret theft, thus reviving claims for intentional interference and breach of duty of loyalty not preempted by CUTSA.

Complex Litigation: Drafted separate statement of undisputed facts in support of motion for summary judgment for plaintiff’s breach of contract claim and to dismiss counterclaims for unfair competition and interference with prospective economic advantage. Drafted responses to counterclaimant’s separate statement in support of cross-motion for summary judgment.

Complex Litigation: Took and attended numerous depositions as co-defense counsel in a 200+ plaintiff case alleging public and private nuisance, unfair business practices, retaliatory eviction and other related claims.

Complex Litigation: Drafted complaint against a client’s former business partner who conspired with an employee to misappropriate trade secrets, including client lists, in order to form a competing business.

Employment Litigation: Drafted successful petition for attorneys’ fees for a statutory wage claim in Illinois based on the employer’s nonpayment of wages, resulting in a judgment of nearly $250,000 for client.

Employment Litigation: Drafted mediation brief on behalf of client responding to claims of age discrimination. The matter resulted in a successful mediation, minimizing client’s potential litigation costs.

Injunctive Relief: Defeated an ex parte application and subsequent motion for preliminary injunction filed against the largest supplier of forklift batteries and chargers on the West Coast. The moving party unsuccessfully sought to enjoin M&R’s client from helping its customers apply for credits under California’s Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Program (providing incentives to fuel supply engine owners to reduce greenhouse emissions).

Real Estate Litigation: Second-chaired a seven-day bench trial for specific performance of a real estate contract. Drafted successful motions to amend answer and to bifurcate trial. Researched and drafted trial brief and closing brief.

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