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Trial Lawyer James Neudecker Joins Jeffer Mangels

LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that James Neudecker has joined the firm as a partner in its San Francisco office.

Previously a partner with Reed Smith, Neudecker focuses on commercial litigation, including trials and arbitrations, for companies in a variety of business sectors such as financial services, transportation, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing, private equity, healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, and the on-demand gig economy.

“Our clients will benefit from the excellent trial skills and wide-ranging litigation experience that James brings to us,” said Richard Rogan, co-chair of JMBM’s San Francisco office. “His dynamic practice and his commitment to the business community are qualities that exemplify the kind of partners we are seeking for our firm.”

Among other matters, Neudecker represented three governmental entities (a county and two Joint Powers Authorities) in a series of Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) class actions challenging various aspects of the government entities’ Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) programs.  James obtained dismissals with prejudice of all three class actions after filing motions to dismiss, resulting in a published decision vindicating the clients’ programs.

“I’m looking forward to practicing with JMBM’s group of aggressive and well-respected litigators,” said Neudecker.


About JMBM
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. JMBM’s Litigation Department brings a business focus to litigation, helping businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals solve problems and win cases. From our offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. For more information visit


Richard A. Rogan

James Neudecker