Justin Jones Rodriguez represents managed health care plans and insurance companies in complex cases in both state and federal courts. Justin’s practice focuses on handling class actions, ERISA litigation and bad-faith denial of benefits suits. He also has significant experience handling high-stakes reimbursement disputes.
In addition to his health care litigation practice, Justin has extensive experience defending companies in private litigation, government investigations, and enforcement actions involving unfair competition, false advertising and other consumer protection matters. In California, Justin defends companies against claims under the Unfair Competition Law, the False Advertising Law, the Automatic Renewal Law and other consumer protection statutes.
Justin also represents clients on a pro bono basis in cases that advance the civil rights of LGBTQ people. Justin’s pro bono work includes impact litigation and defensive asylum work, primarily on behalf of LGBTQ clients and other underserved communities.
Prior to joining Manatt, Justin was a schoolteacher. He taught public speaking, communications studies and argumentation to students at the middle school through university levels. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as a law clerk to the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.