John Lee

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John Lee is an accomplished litigator who has represented clients across a wide range of high-stakes cases in both state and federal courts. His extensive experience covers business disputes, class actions, trade secret lawsuits, securities cases, other complex commercial disputes, and white collar matters. John represents both plaintiffs and defendants, including Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, and individuals. 

At every stage of litigation, John obtains successful results for his clients. He often prevails through early case dismissals and favorable settlements before trial. As one example, John was part of the team that prosecuted a significant trade secret case to the eve of trial before ultimately winning a $130 million settlement. In addition to pretrial success, John has been an integral member of multiple trial teams and takes on leading roles at both trial and arbitration.

Prior to joining Larson LLP, John served as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He began his legal career and honed his litigation skills  as an associate at two multinational Am Law 100 firms. 


Judge’s order reduces judgment by millions

On March 30, 2021, following an appellate victory in August 2020, Larson LLP's clients in SEC v. Yang et al. were ordered to pay a fraction of the judgment originally handed down by a federal judge in 2018 to end the SEC's fraud claims.

Firm News

Larson LLP signs CA Equal Pay Pledge

The firm joins California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls in their campaign, Equal Pay CA, to close the state's pay gap.

Benchmark Litigation

Larson LLP shortlisted for "Firm of the Year"

Larson LLP is one of seven Los Angeles firms recognized as finalists for Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 "Firm of the Year" award.

Los Angeles Business Journal

Larson LLP named among L.A.’s most admired firms

Larson LLP is recognized as one of the “Most Admired Law Firms: L.A.’s Top Firms to Work For” of 2020 for consciously working toward creating a diverse, positive, and supportive environment to help drive the firm’s success.

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John Lee and Tyler O’Brien join the firm

Larson O'Brien is pleased to announce that John Lee and Tyler J. O’Brien joined the firm as associates on Sept. 8, 2020.


    Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude

    Princeton University, B.A.


    Hon. Kenneth K. Lee
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    U.S.D.C. Central District of California