Bob Latham and Lindsey Marsh Brown Secure Fifth Circuit Appellate Victory for Pacific Premier Bank


On behalf of Pacific Premier Bank, Jackson Walker secured a ruling affirming a summary judgment of over $1.27 million plus attorneys’ fees from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Pacific Premier Bank filed the breach-of-guaranty action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas after the defendant, who had guaranteed a business loan to a hotel in Midland, failed to make payments to Pacific.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Pacific Premier Bank primarily serves small and middle market businesses in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara, California, as well as markets in the states of Arizona, Nevada and Washington. Through its more than 40 depository branches, Pacific Premier offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, commercial real estate, construction, and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending nationwide.

Representing Pacific Premier in the case were Jackson Walker attorneys Robert P. Latham and Lindsey Marsh Brown.

For more information about the case, view the court’s opinion.

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Meet Bob

In his 36 years at Jackson Walker, Robert P. Latham has represented clients in a wide array of commercial litigation matters. He has also developed nationally recognized experience in the areas of media law and intellectual property litigation and chairs both practice areas at Jackson Walker. Bob is a graduate of Stanford University and The University of Virginia School of Law.

Meet Lindsey

Lindsey Marsh Brown is a trial attorney with extensive experience in litigating complex commercial matters, including securities arbitrations and cases in federal and state courts involving claims regarding defamation, real estate disputes, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She is experienced in all phases of litigation, including conducting and defending depositions, drafting and arguing evidentiary and dispositive motions, and negotiating with adverse parties to secure favorable settlements and results for her clients.