Janissa practices complex civil litigation, including securities, minority shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative, class action, and commercial litigation. She has litigated matters involving complex financial instruments including structured products, principal protected notes, and derivatives, such as interest rate swaps. Janissa has significant trial experience with commercial cases involving claims of fraud, securities fraud, professional malpractice, consumer protection violations, and breach of contract.
Janissa's practice also includes trust, estate, and fiduciary duty litigation in which she has represented charitable and individual beneficiaries and individual and corporate fiduciaries. She has also litigated property damage and hazardous waste issues in cases involving contaminated sites, including the ASARCO Tacoma Smelter and the Tacoma Landfill Superfund sites, and has obtained favorable settlements for plaintiffs exposed to uncontrolled asbestos releases.
Before entering private practice, Janissa was a law clerk to the Honorable Eugene A. Wright, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and a television news reporter and anchor.