Jennifer L. Joost, a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco office, has devoted her practice to representing plaintiffs in large-scale complex class actions. Ms. Joost has represented individual and institutional investors in a variety of securities class actions including some of the largest class actions to arise out of the most recent financial crisis. Ms. Joost received her law degree, cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was the Special Projects Editor for the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Ms. Joost earned her undergraduate degree (B.A.) in History with honors from Washington University in St. Louis. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and California.
Ms. Joost was part of the team who litigated In re Bank of America Corp. Securities, Derivative, and Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA) Litigation, No. 09 MDL 2058 (S.D.N.Y.), which settled on the eve of trial for $2.425 billion and In re Citigroup, Inc. Bond Litig., No. 08 Civ. 9522 (SHS) (S.D.N.Y.), which settled for $730 million. Ms. Joost also was part of the team that litigated Luther, et al. v. Countrywide Financial Corp., No. BC 380698, which settled for $500 million in 2013. Ms. Joost likewise was part of the team that successfully litigated claims on behalf of a class of investors in In re Ocwen Financial Corp. Sec. Litig., No. 14-cv-81057-WPD in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The case ultimately settled for $56 million on the eve of trial. Most recently, Ms. Joost was part of a team that successfully litigated claims in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of a class of investors in In re Snap Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 17-cv-03679-SVW-AGR. The case settled in January 2020 for $154 million two months before trial. Ms. Joost has led discovery in or otherwise been involved in all aspects of pre-trial proceedings for more than 20 settled or pending actions, including: In re JPMorgan Chase & Co. Sec. Litig., No. 12-cv-03852-GBD (S.D.N.Y.) ($150 million recovery); Minneapolis Firefighters’ Relief Association v. Medtronic, Inc., No. 08-cv-06324-PAM-AJB (D. Minn) ($85 million recovery); In re MGM Mirage Sec. Litig., No. 2:09-cv-01558-GMN-VCF (D. Nevada) ($75 million recovery); and In re Weatherford Int’l Sec. Litig., No. 11 Civ. 1646 (LAK) (S.D.N.Y.) ($52.5 million recovery).