Jeremy J. Bledsoe

Special Counsel

Overview

Jeremy J. Bledsoe is a special counsel and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar defense. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

Education

Mr. Bledsoe received his law degree from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 2009) where he was executive articles editor of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in business administration from California State University, Northridge (B.S., 2005).

Admissions

Mr. Bledsoe is admitted to practice in California.

Representative Matters

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In a 5-2 decision affecting hundreds of civil sexual abuse cases throughout the state, the California Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeal and ruled in favor of our client, holding that the plaintiffs' claims were barred under the statute. The case involved the interpretation of a 2002 amendment to the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse claims. The decision established significant precedent in several areas of law, including when statutes of limitations can be read to revive retroactively previously time-barred claims. The Supreme court ruling affects all institutions that regularly deal with children.
Plaintiffs Javier Sanchez Lara and Luis Manuel Sanchez brought a class action complaint against a financial institution for unlawful lending practices with regard to the calculation of late penalties and interest and with regard to entering default. The causes of action included injunctive and declaratory relief, unfair competition, breach of contract and the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing (promissory note and deed of trust), intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Foley determined that class certification was highly unlikely in the case and successfully disposed of the case in favor of the bank prior to any class certification motion.
We successfully represented an ethnic Nubian citizen of Sudan in his request for asylum. Due to his Nubian ethnicity and political affiliations, he had been previously persecuted by the Sudanese government. We presented expert testimony that our client would be persecuted if he returned to the Sudan.

Insights

HHS to Collect Data From the EMS System: Good Time to Examine Accounting, Cost, Billing, and Collection Systems
15 February 2018
Legal News: Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations
Brinker Confirms Practical Approach to Meal Breaks
16 April 2012
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives