Jennifer C. Lee

Managing Associate
Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement

Jennifer Lee is a California lawyer in Orrick’s San Francisco office who focuses on complex commercial litigation and securities litigation.  Jennifer’s primary practice is defending investment banks, corporations and individuals in various federal and state litigations alleging fraud or breach of contract related to mortgage-backed securities, as well as SEC enforcement actions alleging securities fraud violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

Jennifer’s current and prior engagements include:

  • Representing a bank in multiple New York state court actions by monoline insurers seeking to deny coverage under financial guarantees covering residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
  • Representing a bank in multiple New York state court actions initiated by certificateholders in mortgage-backed securities claiming breaches of representations and warranties related to mortgage loans. 
  • Represented former General Counsel of two Silicon Valley publicly traded companies in a California SEC enforcement action alleging backdating of stock options.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jennifer held a year-long public interest fellowship position in the Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society of New York.  She represented individual clients in Article 78 housing proceedings and helped bring class action lawsuits against the New York City Housing Authority. 

Jennifer Lee
Select Publications
  • Mandarin
Admitted In
  • California
  • New York

  • J.D., cum laude, The George Washington University Law School, 2009
  • B.S., cum laude, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 2006
  • Articles Editor, The Public Contract Law Journal
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholar, The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Marian Blank Horn, United States Court of Federal Claims

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