Mikle S. Jew

Mikle S. Jew Senior Counsel Foley Lardner
Senior Counsel
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Mikle (pronounced “Michael”) Jew prides himself in his practical, business-minded approach to counseling clients and managing his matters, both at the pre-litigation and litigation phases. He has significant experience successfully representing clients in complex litigation in both California state and federal courts, as well as in private arbitration and mediation. His practice focuses on a wide variety of business litigation disputes, including commercial contract, business tort, unfair competition, intellectual property, and employment. Mikle regularly litigates contract disputes and related business torts, particularly with respect to employment and confidentiality agreements concerning covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, and nondisclosure obligations across various industry sectors, including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, biotechnology, and information technology.

Mikle began his legal career as a summer associate in Foley’s San Diego office and is currently a senior counsel working primarily out of the San Diego and Los Angeles offices. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, and IP Litigation Practices. He is also a member of the firm’s Innovative Technology team, a cross-disciplinary team of Foley attorneys and professionals that understands the impact of innovative technology and helps clients develop future-proof legal strategies for their businesses.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mikle is a proud steward of the firm. As an active member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee since 2019, Mikle plays an active role in the firm’s recruitment efforts both at the law school and lateral levels. He also served as the San Diego office’s Summer Program Coordinator for Foley’s 2019, 2021, and 2022 summer associate classes. Mikle is also the San Diego office liaison for and a founding member of Foley’s Racial Justice and Equity Practice Group.

Outside of the office and courtroom, Mikle enjoys spending his personal time exercising, golfing, reading, traveling, and making memories with his family and friends.

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