Marylin Jenkins

E: marylin.jenkins@fisherbroyles.com

D: (415) 874-3266

M: (415) 840-5589

Palo Alto Office

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Practice Areas:

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Antitrust Counseling
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy/Oil & Gas Law
  • Environ, Health & Safety
  • Insurance
  • Litigation — Appellate
  • Litigation — Civil Pretrial and Trial Services
  • Litigation & Risk Mgmt
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions:

  • California

Education:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles CA, JD, 1979
  • Wellesley College, BA, 1972
  • Georgetown University, MA, 2004
  • Colorado School of Mines, Certificate in Refinery Processes and Economics

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips
  • Partner, Graham & James

Corporate Experience

  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Gilbarco-Veeder Root
  • Vice President and General Counsel, Ultramar Ltd

 

Extraordinary and award-winning client service paired with peer-recognized strategic trial experience and counseling skills set Marylin Jenkins apart from others in her field. As a former general counsel and director of litigation for major corporations, and with over 20 years of experience with three of the most prestigious big law firms in the country, she knows what inside counsel and other corporate and individual clients need to understand the process of litigation. She has the expertise and record of success to take on bet-the-company litigations and to efficiently and successfully provide counsel on many other areas of law.

Marylin has tried over 40 cases to verdict or judgment: she has never lost a case she has taken to trial. She has litigated environmental, general commercial, real estate, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, employment, insurance, maritime, and products liability matters.

Admitted to practice in California, Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, United States District Courts for all districts of California, and the United States Court of Federal Claims

AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell

Named to BTI All Star List for client service [“Your definitive annual guide to the attorneys commanding the attention of General Counsel and legal decision makers at large organizations. This is not your over-reported list of rainmakers, dealmakers, or power brokers. Instead, BTI went straight to the source—the client—to find out exactly which attorneys are truly influencing and changing the legal industry.”]

Specific Litigation Experience                                                      

  • Lead trial counsel for major petroleum refining company in Superfund environmental litigation in South Valley, Albuquerque, NM, including toxic tort claims arising out of alleged arsenic contamination
  • Lead trial counsel for chemical manufacturer in Yosemite Creek, California, Superfund site, involving contaminated sediment
  • Lead trial counsel for chemical manufacturer in PCE/TCE water and soil contamination matters, including allegations of toxic torts
  • Lead trial counsel for chemical manufacturer in Bay Area Drum site, administered under California Department of Toxic Substances Control, involving contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Lead trial counsel for refiner in multiple nationwide MTBE lawsuits
  • Lead trial counsel for refinery in alleged benzene air contamination
  • Lead trial counsel for refinery in multiple alleged Proposition 65 petroleum products lawsuits
  • Lead trial counsel for landowner in significant cost recovery litigation against its former tenant, a national waste disposal company
  • Lead trial counsel for environmental remediation company in Milltown Dam (Montana) Superfund matter
  • Lead trial counsel for environmental remediation company in Libby, Montana, Superfund site
  • Lead trial counsel for environmental remediation company in Battery Tech Superfund site, North Carolina
  • Lead trial counsel for environmental remediation company in Rocky Flats Superfund site, Colorado
  • Lead trial counsel for major gasoline refiner in multiple California antitrust actions based on alleged price fixing among refiners
  • Lead trial counsel for major gasoline refiner in multi-party FERC litigation involving issues of interstate pipeline proration and quality banks
  • Lead trial counsel for major gasoline refiner in California PUC matters involving intrastate pipeline rate settings
  • Lead trial counsel for gasoline refiner in leaking underground storage tank matters in Maryland, California, Texas, and Louisiana
  • Lead trial counsel for major gasoline refiner in litigation arising out of alleged infringement of patent for California CARB reformulated gasoline
  • Lead trial counsel for major gasoline refiner in FTC civil investigation for alleged price-fixing
  • Lead trial counsel for publicly traded real estate limited partnership arising out of failed refinancing for $500M commercial and industrial property portfolio
  • Lead trial counsel for Japanese bank arising out of failure of US government guarantees of student loan investments
  • Lead trial counsel in litigation against securities broker-dealer for unauthorized trading
  • Lead trial counsel for shippers and ship-charterers in cargo damage, one-safe berth, lay-by, and seaworthiness issues, and interpretation of marine insurance policy coverages
  • Lead trial counsel for chemical manufacturer in parathion poisoning wrongful death case
  • Lead trial counsel in suit against US for fraudulent procurement and destruction of aircraft in DEA activities
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel in age discrimination case against petroleum refiner and marketer
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel for Long Beach Grand Prix Association for litigation arising out of alleged negligent course design and major injury to driver
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel to petroleum refiner for litigation arising out of alleged contaminated fuel and deaths of 25 skydivers in plane crash
  • Lead trial counsel for food manufacturer in defamation coverage and bad faith matter against insurer
  • Lead trial counsel for insurer in bad faith case arising out of advertising coverage
  • Lead trial counsel in aircraft products liability matters for both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft
  • Lead trial counsel for steel manufacturer in multiple soil subsidence matters