Jeff R. R. Nelson is an associate in Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, particularly class action defense and cases involving the banking, finance, and real estate industries. He represents financial institutions in disputes involving residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), loan servicing practices, professional malpractice, and asset management. In his real estate litigation practice, he advises and represents lenders, institutional investors, property owners, and developers in real property matters, including leasing, foreclosure, property tax, construction, development, and land use entitlement disputes. Jeff has also assisted multiple Fortune 500 automotive companies with internal investigations, regulatory compliance, and nationwide class action lawsuits and multidistrict litigation. Jeff also has experience defending several multi-national food and beverage clients in consumer class action false advertising and product labeling cases. Jeff has played a significant role in briefing motions at all stages in litigation, in both state and federal court. He has also navigated the discovery process in large-scale, multiyear civil litigation efficiently and successfully for many clients. He has experience drafting and responding to discovery requests, and guiding the review of electronically stored information (ESI) and fact development.
Jeff is also actively involved in pro bono projects for the firm. He has appeared in both immigration court and state court on behalf of two unaccompanied children from Honduras who are seeking asylum from gang-related persecution, and death threats. Jeff also advises on real estate and trust matters for a charitable organization that provides smart homes for America’s wounded veterans.
Jeff graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, Jeff completed a semester abroad in Madrid where he studied international law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is conversant in Spanish.