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444 S. Flower Street, Suite 1750

Los Angeles, California 90071

TEL: (310) 984-6800  FAX: (310) 984-6840

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Jonathan M. Jenkins is a litigator and trial lawyer with an unrelenting drive to achieve favorable client results. He cut his teeth for a number of years at international powerhouse Latham & Watkins LLP. Jonathan now represents Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized companies and partnerships, and financial institutions/mortgage bankers in a diverse range of complex or class action litigation matters. His cases have received wide media attention in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Fox TV News, and the Hollywood Reporter.

Jonathan has considerable expertise representing banks and other mortgage producers, particularly in mortgage repurchase actions involving hundreds or thousands of loans. In 2017, he became the first lawyer in history to defeat CitiMortgage, Inc. on summary judgment in a repurchase action. Jonathan pioneered actions brought under California's Unfair Competition Laws. He also specializes in art and entertainment litigation, having successfully represented galleries and collectors in high-value ownership and copyright disputes, including a dispute over the ownership of a 180 piece Salvador Dali art collection. Originally trained as a scientist, Jonathan received his B.S. in Chemistry from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the John Spangler Nicholas Cup for obtaining the highest GPA in his residential college. Jonathan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Yale Club of Los Angeles, including a two-year term as President.

Jonathan M. Jenkins


Yale University, B.S. (Chemistry)

Summa cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Class Marshal

Harvard Law School, J.D.

Cum laude



Recent Cases:  

CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Platinum Home Mortg. Corp., 2016 WL 147110 (E.D. Mo., Jan. 13, 2016) (correspondent lender's implied covenant counterclaim survives even the Eighth Circuit's decision in CMI v. Chicago Bancorp, 808 F.3d 747 (8th Cir. 2015)).

In re Residential Capital, LLC, 541 B.R. 202 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2015) (Court denied motion to enjoin client's counterclaim against liquidating trust in multi-billion dollar mortgage putback litigation).

Jones v. Jacobson, 195 Cal.App.4th 1 (2011) (denial of Societe Generale's motion to compel arbitration of fraud and securities claims upheld).

Jonathan M. Jenkins      Lara Kayayan         Cathrynne Dale          Robert K. Lu            Walter Sawicki          

California State Bar

U.S. District Courts:

California - Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts

Northern District of Florida

District of Nebraska

District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals,  Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals,  Eleventh Circuit