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Jamie Slaughter is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex civil cases. 

He has successfully represented a wide range of clients (from individuals to Fortune 100 companies to non-profit organizations) in a wide range of matters (including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, personal injury, and employment cases). Jamie has spent substantial time protecting the interests of the leading designer and publisher of video games against copyright, trademark and right of publicity challenges, including defeating multiple preliminary injunction motions that sought to prevent his client from releasing popular and highly anticipated games.  He also represents Lyft in claims regarding the employment classification of Lyft drivers.  Jamie also regularly defends national law firms and their partners against claims of malpractice. 

Jamie devotes substantial time to pro bono matters as well as to several community-based organizations.  He serves on the boards of directors of Reading Partners and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.  He is a former mayoral appointee to the San Francisco Police Commission. 

Jamie lives in San Francisco with his wife, two sons, and jolly yellow Labrador retriever.

Jamie Slaughter is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex civil cases. 

He has successfully represented a wide range of clients (from individuals to Fortune 100 companies to non-profit organizations) in a wide range of matters (including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, personal injury, and employment cases). Jamie has spent substantial time protecting the interests of the leading designer and publisher of video games against copyright, trademark and right of publicity challenges, including defeating multiple preliminary injunction motions that sought to prevent his client from releasing popular and highly anticipated games.  He also represents Lyft in claims regarding the employment classification of Lyft drivers.  Jamie also regularly defends national law firms and their partners against claims of malpractice. 

Jamie devotes substantial time to pro bono matters as well as to several community-based organizations.  He serves on the boards of directors of Reading Partners and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.  He is a former mayoral appointee to the San Francisco Police Commission. 

Jamie lives in San Francisco with his wife, two sons, and jolly yellow Labrador retriever.

Judge Cuts Calif. Publicity Claim From Madden Suit

August 07, 2017

A California federal judge trimmed a state law claim from a suit filed by former NFL players against Electronic Arts. Read more

Lyft Settles $12.25 Million California Driver Lawsuit Over Employment Status

01/27/2016

Rachael Meny, Jamie Slaughter and their team removed a major threat to Lyft's business model when they settled a proposed class action lawsuit without classifying drivers as employees. Read more

Ashok Ramani and His Team Score Win for Caviar in Independent Contractor Case

11/16/2015

Restaurant delivery app Caviar Inc. won't have to defend its use of independent contractors in court, a federal judge ruled Monday, steering claims against the company into arbitration. Read more

Caviar Turns To Keker Team in Courier Class Action

05/14/2015

Partners R. James Slaughter, Ashok Ramani and Simona Agnolucci will help the restaurant-delivery app fend off claims it misclassified workers as independent contractors. Read more

Uber, Lyft Decisions Spur Wave of Misclassification Suits

04/10/2015

Lyft has hired Keker & Van Nest Partners Rachael Meny and Jamie Slaughter to bolster its legal team, as it battles misclassification suits. Read more

Lyft Adds Keker & Van Nest to Defense in Driver Classification Suit

03/25/2015

With a federal judge declaring earlier this month that a jury should decide whether Lyft has been misclassifying drivers as contractors under California state law, the company has beefed up its defense team. 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

23 Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"

08/28/2012

The firm receives top rankings for bet-the-company, intellectual property, criminal defense, securities, commercial, legal malpractice, and appellate litigation. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Defends Client's Combat Video Game From Trademark Claims

01/09/2012

Jamie Slaughter and Adam Lauridsen assert Electronic Arts did not infringe trademark rights by using brand-name helicopters in a military combat video game because its expressive work is protected by the First Amendment and the doctrine of nominative fair use. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Win Sweeping Victory in Copyright Case

10/05/2011

A California federal judge dismissed a breach of contract suit alleging the University of California, Los Angeles, violated the copyrights of educational-video makers when it implemented a system for streaming videos online to students and faculty. Read more

17 Partners Selected for 2012 Best Lawyers in America

09/01/2011

Keker & Van Nest partners were recognized in more than ten categories, including bet-the-company litigation, criminal defense, and intellectual property litigation. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins "Total Victory" for Gaming Industry Leader in Trademark Suit

06/16/2011

Jamie Slaughter and Adam Laurisden successfully defended Electronic Arts Inc. in a trademark suit brought by heirs of 1930s American bank robber, John Dillinger. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Fights Class Action on Behalf of Electronic Arts Inc.

06/10/2011

The class action was brought by retired NFL players who claim the video game maker used their likenesses without permission. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Landmark Fair Use Case

03/07/2011

Steven Hirsch and R. James Slaughter provide pro bono assistance to Conductors Guild. Read more