Prior to forming his own law office, Mr. Augustini was a named partner in two boutique Orange County, California litigation firms -- Gordee, Nowicki & Augustini LLP (2010-2014) and Finlayson, Augustini & Williams LLP (2005-2009). Before that, Mr. Augustini spent nearly ten years as a complex business litigator in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Education and Professional Memberships
Mr. Augustini graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Law and Policy in International Business. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Augustini graduated cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.
Mr. Augustini is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California. He also is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.
Mr. Augustini specializes in representing both companies and individuals in business and commercial litigation matters, with a focus on contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and associated business torts, and employment litigation (specifically wage and hour class action defense on behalf of employers). He has successfully defended clients in both federal and state wage and hour and employment cases, including wage and hour class actions, FLSA collective actions and large multi-party overtime cases (consisting of 20+ plaintiffs). He also has represented numerous employers before the California Labor Commission/DLSE. He has extensive litigation experience in both federal and state court, has handled numerous bench and jury trials to judgment as well as arbitration matters to a final award, and has successfully represented clients in both writ and appellate matters.
Mr. Augustini has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell®, the country’s preeminent lawyer rating service. This rating signifies a lawyer has achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity, and that a lawyer’s peers have ranked him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
In addition, in 2015 Mr. Augustini was named as a “Legal Leader” and a top rated lawyer in Southern California in General Legal Practice, in Commercial and Business matters, and in Commercial Litigation.
Jeff Augustini - Bio
Irvine CA 92618
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