Jonathan A. Miles

Jonathan A. Miles

San Francisco, CA

About Jonathan

Jonathan Miles is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group.  He practices in the full range of complex commercial litigation, and his experience includes litigating claims for breach of contract, strict products liability, negligence, breach of warranty, false advertising, unfair competition and violations of California’s Proposition 65.  He has worked on several class actions and has represented companies in governmental enforcement actions.  Jonathan has represented companies in many different industries, including the automotive, gasoline distribution, food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, social networking, data storage, real estate and insurance industries, in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Jonathan was an associate at Cooley LLP (2010-2012) and a pro bono attorney with the Learning Rights Center (2009-2010) and with the Esperanza Immigration Rights Project (2009-2010).

Jonathan is actively involved in the legal community, and currently serves on the Programs Committee for the Sacramento Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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  • Successfully defended cotton trader in international arbitration against antitrust claims in which Plaintiff sought almost $300 million in penalties and fees; obtained complete defense verdict after arbitration. Also assisted with compelling the matter to arbitration from federal court.
  • Successfully defended fueling systems manufacturer at trial against California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) and South Coast Air Quality Management District in Los Angeles Superior Court in which Plaintiffs sought $25 million in penalties and fees; obtained complete defense verdict after trial. Also assisted with appellate brief in which verdict was affirmed on appeal, and motion for costs which resulted in cost award to client of approximately $70,000.
  • On behalf of Fortune 100 energy company, obtained dismissal of litigation brought by California Attorney General and California Department of Water Resources for breach of contract and other similar claims.
  • Represented real estate developer in litigation against seller of property for failure to disclose material facts regarding large tract of land in Placer County. 
  • Obtained summary judgment in California state court for large agribusiness company in complex products liability action. 
  • Defeated jurisdictional motion to dismiss for large food trading company and obtained favorable settlement for client in matter. 
  • Drafted attorneys’ fees motion for food processing company that resulted in fee award of over $600,000 in favor of the company. 
  • Represented agribusiness company in pursuing litigation against supplier who improperly tested milk product resulting in rejected sale of the product. 
  • Successfully negotiated settlements on behalf of automobile manufacture against consumer lawsuits under California’s Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. 
  • Defended online travel company against claims brought by consumer for breach of contract and breach of the California Legal Remedies Act. 
  • Represented internet commerce company with breach of contract action in California Superior Court by successfully compelling matter to arbitration. 
  • Assisted provider of behavioral health services for children respond to third-party subpoenas in criminal, civil, and family court matters. 
  • Defended anaerobic digestion system operator against breach of contract and mechanic’s lien lawsuit by contractor and subcontractor and obtained favorable settlement for client. 
  • Represented insurer of renewable energy company in federal court negligence action against welding subcontractor. 
  • Represented hospital staffing company in lawsuit brought by former employee and obtained favorable settlement over objection from other defendants. 
  • Defended auto loan lender against consumer lawsuit alleging violation of the California Legal Remedies Act. 
  • Represented medical device company in response to subpoena issued by competitor seeking potentially trade secret privileged documents.
  • Successfully defended large agricultural cooperative in federal class action involving false advertising, UCL and CLRA claims; motion to transfer granted (see 2014 WL 4063002 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2014) and motion to dismiss granted.See 2014 WL 5599989 (W.D. Wash. Nov. 3, 2014).
  • Assisted mortgage servicer with action to reinstate deed of trust after fraudulent misappropriation by criminal third-party actors.
  • Drafted successful motion to compel arbitration on behalf of internet commerce company in breach of contract action brought by vendor.
  • Defended multiple companies regarding alleged Prop 65 violations concerning products such as shampoo and vinyl floor tile.
  • Defended rental car service provider against class action lawsuit alleging violations of California Legal Remedies Act and California Unfair Competition Law.
  • Assisted red light traffic camera system operator against prevailing wage claim raised by California Labor Commissioner.
  • Assisted with successful opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate to California Supreme Court on behalf of power plant arising out of final decision approving an Application for Certification by the California Energy Commission.
  • Defended individual against complaint for fraud, invasion of privacy, and defamation filed in United States District Court. Case resolved successfully through favorable settlement.
  • Assisted public pharmaceutical company in successfully defending against a securities class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Assisted individual in defeating a motion for summary judgment brought by California Attorney General alleging the individual sold securities without a broker-dealer license.
  • Assisted data storage company in obtaining denial of a motion for preliminary injunction based on allegations of trademark infringement under the Lanham Act.
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Honors & Activities

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Sacramento Chapter, Programs Committee, Federal Bar Association, 2014
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