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J.R.'s practice covers all aspects of commercial and business disputes, from preliminary investigations through trial and appeal. While many of his engagements involve high-profile claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract, he also routinely prosecutes and defends claims in a variety of other subject areas, including governmental compliance actions and torts. Most of J.R.'s engagements have resolved favorably prior to trial (e.g., through motion practice and/or mediation), but where trial was merited the results achieved on behalf of his clients have been the subject of multiple awards and accolades in the press (including nationally-recognized top verdicts).
Beyond litigation, J.R. developed a niche practice focused on the business side of mixed martial arts (MMA), and provides legal guidance and business advice to a wide variety of MMA clients. He is a recognized authority on various MMA legal issues and has served as a consultant, conference speaker and sports writer, with numerous articles published on ESPN.com and its MMA affiliate, Sherdog.com. He has also trained in various MMA disciplines at Ultimate Fitness, home to many top-ranked fighters and Team Alpha Male.
J.R. is an active participant in Orrick’s pro bono and associate training programs, and has served as a continuing legal education instructor.
Before becoming an attorney, J.R. served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, both overseas and at the Pentagon.
J.R.'s ongoing and recent notable engagements include the following:
J.R.’s experience in both federal and state court is broad and varied; for example: