Los Angeles Business Journal Special Feature – January 24, 2022: Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys
We are proud to announce that Miller Barondess partner Jason Tokoro and senior associate Minh-Van Do have been named among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys. The Special Feature highlights 92 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. He represents clients in complex litigation in the entertainment, sports, real estate, and financial industries. He is outside counsel for County of Los Angeles and its Board of Supervisors. Tokoro won summary judgment on behalf of the County in a FLSA class action lawsuit relating to the State’s IHSS program, in which plaintiffs sought nearly $50 million. Tokoro also represents the County in litigation regarding photographs taken following the tragic helicopter crash that killed nine individuals, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter. Tokoro is committed to helping the community during the pandemic. Over the past year, he has successfully represented LA County against numerous lawsuits challenging the enforcement of emergency health orders, such as contract-tracing, stay-at-home orders, and orders restricting activities to reduce the spread of the virus. These victories have ensured protection of County residents and set precedents that are followed statewide.
Minh-Van Do is a complex commercial litigator with substantial experience in banking and finance litigation. She has represented global financial institutions in disputes involving breach of contract, fraud and federal securities violations; and has successfully defended employers in complex labor and employment matters involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of employment contract. Do obtained a settlement on behalf of co-founders of Community.com against Community.com and its CEO for misrepresenting the company’s prospects to convince them to sell back their shares to Community at a bargain-basement price. Community reported a $40 million investment from Salesforce Ventures bringing the total raised to nearly $90 million, and reported more than 26 million members using the app. The company is currently valued at approximately $450 million.