Partner Jason H. Tokoro has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal on its 2024 list of Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys. The special feature highlights the standout minority attorneys in the Los Angeles region who are particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors. This marks Jason’s fourth consecutive year of being recognized.
Jason represented Zions Bancorporation, N.A., dba California Bank & Trust, in a breach of contract case against JPMorgan Chase Bank. He defeated JPMorgan’s motion to dismiss the suit after it was removed to federal court and the suit was settled prior to trial.
Jason is outside counsel for the County of Los Angeles and handles the County’s complex litigation matters. He defended the County in one of the most heavily publicized civil trials in the country in 2022, stemming from crash scene photographs taken by County personnel immediately following the tragic helicopter crash that killed nine individuals, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
Jason is also representing the County in a lawsuit alleging a years-long bribery and kickback scheme involving a high-level public official and County employee, as well as a group of real estate developers and their corporate entities who allegedly bilked the County out of hundreds of millions of public dollars to line their own pockets at the expense of innocent taxpayers. In another lawsuit, Jason represents the County in a lawsuit alleging a years-long bribery and kickback scheme involving two former public officials and County employees, and electrical contractor, Tel/Pro Voice and Data, Inc. It is alleged that over the course of the illicit relationship between Tel/Pro and the County employees, the defendants defrauded the County out of millions of dollars in order to line their own pockets at the expense of the County and innocent taxpayers.