James Turken

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9356
San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6826
Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9356
San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6826
James Turken

James Turken

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Biography

James H. Turken is an experienced and prominent litigation trial lawyer, having tried more than 60 jury trials, along with numerous bench trials and arbitrations nationally. A member of the litigation practice group, James concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property, trade secrets and market practices, trademarks, copyrights, securities litigation and enforcement defense, construction and labor and employment litigation.


Professional experience

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  • JD, cum laude, Southwestern Law School, 1979
    • Southwestern Law Review
  • BA, Loyola University, 1975; UCLA
  • California State Bar
  • Secured a US$1.6 million jury award and $2 million in attorneys' fees for members of the Young Leadership Group of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces in a discrimination case against the Shangri La Hotel and its owner, Tehmina Adaya, primarily for violations of the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
  • Defended a public company in a binding arbitration brought by another public company in a suit seeking damages of approximately US$1 billion for alleged breaches of a merger and related agreements.
  • Successfully defended a series of lawsuits in a securities class action filed in federal court in Kentucky, as well as actions filed in California state court, seeking damages in excess of US$250 million.
  • Defended Techmedia, a Korean computer manufacturer, in a lawsuit brought by TAE IL Media, Ltd., its U.S. distributor, seeking US$500 million in damages and obtained a US$121 million jury verdict on the cross complaint. The case was noted by The National Law Journal as one of the largest jury verdicts of the year.
  • Defended through a jury trial patent and copyright infringement actions brought against IDB Communications, a publicly traded satellite communications company, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV® Preeminent ™
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2016-2021
  • Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2019
  • West Coast's Top Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2020
  • Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine, 2017