Jade has extensive litigation experience, with a focus on litigating consumer class claims, claims related to consumer product compliance, and auto dealer business and franchise disputes. He has litigated dozens of class cases alleging violations of California and Federal consumer protection statutes and unfair competition laws.
Jade has also litigated numerous actions alleging violations of California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (commonly known as “Proposition 65”), and has worked closely with experts to demonstrate that the exposures at issue did not reach a level for which a warning was required. In one action Jade worked with experimental psychologists to conduct a behavioral study and commission surveys in order to establish the manner in which individuals would interact with the product, and the frequency of the interactions. At the same time Jade worked with experts in toxicology, teratology, and nutrition to establish the relevant time period for the exposure, and quantify the exposure.
Recently Jade represented a client in a two week long merits hearing before the New Motor Vehicle Board. The administrative law judge and the board ultimately sustained the dealer protest, preventing General Motors from terminating the franchise at issue, and finding that General Motors’ sales performance standard violates California law.
In addition to litigating on behalf of clients, Jade has counseled clients on compliance with California’s unique regulations pertaining to consumer products, including California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Program, the Transparency in Supply Chains Act, and Proposition 65, among others.
Jade received his law degree from the University of California – Berkeley in 2010 and his undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University in 2007. During his time as an undergraduate and as a law student, Jade was an attorney on trial advocacy teams and the captain of a trial advocacy team at Harvard College. Jade is admitted to practice in the state of California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California.
- J.D., UC Berkeley, 2010
- B.A., Government, Harvard University, 2007
- State Bar of California, 2010