Jon Setoguchi serves as the firm’s general counsel. He works closely with the firm’s leadership and provides legal advice and risk management support to the firm’s attorneys on a variety of legal and ethical issues. Mr. Setoguchi has extensive litigation experience including jury trials, arbitration, mediation, and class and representative actions in federal and state court. In addition to his risk management support and litigation practice, Mr. Setoguchi provides advice and counsel to the firm’s clients regarding policies and practices to avoid claims and liability.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a billion-dollar publicly traded medical device company and obtained a successful result regarding a whistleblower claim
  • Represented an international electronics company and its United States subsidiary and successfully resolved claims for misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of the manufacture of flat screen displays
  • Successfully defended numerous employment litigation and wage and hour lawsuits, negotiating confidential settlements in various stages of litigation
  • Represented the largest framing company in California and obtained a favorable verdict after an eight-week jury trial
  • Obtained a favorable verdict and substantial attorney’s fees for a school district after a two-week jury trial to recover damages against a contractor and its performance bond surety
  • Represented a District Attorney’s office in several wrongful termination actions, achieving favorable results paid for entirely by the insurance company

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Japanese American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member


J.D., Loyola Law School
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • 2000, California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
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