Los Angeles Business Journal Special Feature (January 23, 2023): Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys
We are proud to announce that Miller Barondess partner Jason Tokoro has been named among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys. The Special Feature highlights the standout minority attorneys considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region.
Jason Tokoro is an accomplished trial lawyer with significant victories for both plaintiffs and defendants. He obtained a $120 million settlement on behalf of LA County against SoCalGas stemming from the Aliso Canyon gas leak. He also spear-headed LA County’s enforcement of Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 emergency health orders and defended lawsuits challenging these orders, including contact tracing, stay-at-home, and indoor service restrictions. Tokoro secured TROs against the Cities of Norwalk and Bell Gardens for refusing to cooperate with Project Roomkey, Governor Newsom’s program enacted to book homeless individuals into hotels during the pandemic. He won a summary judgment on behalf of LA County in an FLSA class action lawsuit relating to the State’s IHSS program, in which plaintiffs sought nearly $50 million – which was named a Top Defense Verdict by the Daily Journal.
Tokoro also defended LA County, the LA County Sheriff’s Department, and the LA County Fire Department in an 11-day federal jury trial involving photographs taken by County personnel following the tragic helicopter crash that killed nine individuals, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter.