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Dan Jackson specializes in legal writing, analysis, and oral argument for every stage of litigation - from the initial pleadings, through summary judgment, motions in limine, post-trial briefings, and all stages of appeals. Mr. Jackson also has extensive experience briefing and arguing claim-construction issues in patent cases.

Mr. Jackson received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Mr. Jackson received a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Southern California, spending a year studying in Zimbabwe and Kenya. Mr. Jackson then served in the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka, returning to study cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, where he was a National Institutes of Health fellow.

Dan Jackson specializes in legal writing, analysis, and oral argument for every stage of litigation - from the initial pleadings, through summary judgment, motions in limine, post-trial briefings, and all stages of appeals. Mr. Jackson also has extensive experience briefing and arguing claim-construction issues in patent cases.

Mr. Jackson received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Mr. Jackson received a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Southern California, spending a year studying in Zimbabwe and Kenya. Mr. Jackson then served in the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka, returning to study cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, where he was a National Institutes of Health fellow.

Keker & Van Nest Filed an Amicus Brief for Amnesty International on Behalf of Chelsea Manning

05/20/2016

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, was sentenced in a military court for leaking about half a million classified documents to the secret-spilling WikiLeaks site. Read more

Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016

The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Wins California's Top Plaintiff's Verdict by Dollar

02/16/2016

John Keker and his team brought in nearly $235 million for the San Diego County Water Authority. The big win was a key installment in California's ongoing water wars, made increasingly urgent by four dry years. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins California's Top Defense Verdict for LinkedIn

02/16/2016

Bob Van Nest, David Silbert, Dan Jackson, and Michelle Ybarra used a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision to prove that patents in lawsuits against Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. were invalid based on subject matter ineligibility. Read more

$44M Awarded in Water Case - Damages Follow $188M Ruling in Suit Over Rates

10/13/2015

John Keker, Dan Purcell and their team secured another victory for the San Diego County Water Authority. Read more

San Diego Owed $188M Over Alleged Water Row Overcharges

07/17/2015

John Keker and his team win a major victory for the San Diego region. Read more

Netflix Scores Victory in Rovi Patent Litigation

07/17/2015

Ashok Ramani and his team won summary judgment of invalidity on all five patents. Read more

Historic Win for County Water Authority over MWD Villains

04/27/2014

Keker & Van Nest helped the San Diego County Water Authority triumph in its long-standing battle with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California over millions in water transportation fees. Read more

Copyright Suit Over UCLA Video Streaming Thrown Out

11/21/2012

The suit, the first of its kind in the nation, alleged UCLA violated the copyrights of educational-video makers when it implemented a system for streaming videos online to students and faculty. Read more