Representative Clients
Consumer and Related
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.
  • Jack in the Box
  • Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. (Souplantation)
  • Jamba, Inc.
Technology and Life Sciences
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated
  • Life Technologies Corporation
  • CareFusion Corporation
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School 1981
    summa cum laude
  • B.A., Political Science, College of the Holy Cross 1978
    cum laude


The Best Lawyers in America and as a San Diego Super Lawyer. In 2006, 2007 and 2010 the San Diego Daily Transcript named him among San Diego County's Top Attorneys, "the peer-selected best and brightest in San Diego's legal arena."

  • Chambers USA
    2017 - Band 4, Southern California Corporate/M&A
    Chambers comments, "Jay Rains is the global co-CEO of the firm and offers clients a great deal of experience in handling complex corporate matters across a range of industries. 'He is a senior and trusted advisor and his counsel is always highly prized,' remark market commentators."
    2015-16 - Band 4, Southern California Corporate/M&A
    2012-14 - Band 3, Southern California Corporate/M&A
  • The Legal 500 United States
    2016 - Recommended, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
    2014 - Recommended, M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-$999m)

Civic and Charitable

  • Executive Committee, United States Golf Association, 2003 – 2010
  • Vice President, United States Golf Association, 2008 – 2010
  • Co-General Chairman, 2008 US Open Championship
  • Past President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Century Club of San Diego (General Chairman of the Year 2000 Buick Invitational)
  • UCSD "CONNECT" Program for Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • San Diego Venture Group