Jeffrey L. Sikkema

Orange County Office
(949) 622-1661, ext 1453
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Favorite Team/Sport: Michigan Wolverines football

If I wasn't a lawyer I'd be: Managing a hedge fund

In my spare time, I mostly: Enjoy investing

Did you know? Served as chairman of the finance committee of various non-profit entities

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About Jeffrey

Jeffrey L. Sikkema has been handling general business litigation for over 35 years, representing clients in trials and litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has represented major corporations and companies in virtually every sector of the economy, including financial services, technology and retail, in a wide variety of high stakes business lawsuits and disputes.

His broad range of business litigation experience includes privacy law, Bus. & Prof. Code ยง17200, PAGA, business torts and fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, investment litigation, failed business deals, and other areas, as well as defending against consumer class actions. Sikkema has also handled numerous securities and other cases and investigations brought or pursued by various government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Sikkema received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1982, and his B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1978, where he graduated with highest honors.  He served as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Prior to joining CDF, he spent most of his legal career at Dorsey & Whitney, where he served as founding and managing partner of its Orange County office. Sikkema is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits.

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Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982

University of Michigan, B.A. Economics, Highest Honors, 1978

Written Opinions

Mitsuwa Corp. v. Wehba, 2019 WL 3561928 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. August 6, 2019)

Top Gun Ltd. v. Vector-US, Inc., 2017 WL 2687683 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. June 22, 2017)

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Comserv Corp., 908 F.2d 1407 (8th Cir. 1990)

Burull v. First National Bank of Minneapolis, 817 F.2d 56 (8th Cir. 1987)

YTY Industry SDN. BHD. v. Dow Chemical Company, 2008 WL 4184649 (C.D. Cal. August 29, 2008)

In Re Heritage Bond Litigation, 289 F.Supp.2d 1132 (C.D. Cal. 2003)

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dain Rauscher, Inc., 1999 WL 1425400, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. 90, 665 (C.D. Cal. August 18, 1999)

Kassover v. Computer Depot, Inc., 691 F.Supp. 1205 (D. Minn. 1987)

Republic Telcom Corp. v. Telemetrics Communications, Inc., 634 F.Supp. 767 (D. Minn. 1986)

Tongli Trade (U.S.A.), Inc. v. Tri-Valley Growers, 2003 WL 1958801 (Cal. App. 4 Dist. April 28, 2003)

California State Electronics Assn. v. Zeos International, Ltd., 41 Cal.App.4th 1270, 49 Cal.Rptr.2d 127 (1996)

Johnson Brothers Corp. v. Rapidan Redevelopment Limited Partnership, 423 N.W. 2d 725 (Minn. App. 1988)

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