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Chicago, IL

Jessica Mendelson

Paul Hastings LLP

ABOUT

Jessica Mendelson is an associate in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings. Her practice focuses on trade secrets litigation and employee mobility issues. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms.Mendelson practiced trade secret, trademark, and copyright litigation in the intellectual property department of a boutique firm in Los Angeles. Ms. Mendelson received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2011. During law school, she served as an extern to the Honorable Judge Marilyn H. Patel of the Northern District of California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with honors, from Brown University in 2007. Ms. Mendelson is admitted to practice law in California.

EXPERIENCE

Successfully obtained favorable settlement for M7 Systems, Inc. against a competitor for trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement.
Successfully obtained favorable settlement on the eve of trial for defendants Model Model, Inc. and Shake-N-Go Fashion, Inc. in a trademark infringement case.
Successfully obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of Defendant VIZIO, Inc. against Razor USA, LLC in a hotly contested trademark infringement case.
Successfully obtained preliminary injunction against former employees of U.S. Legal to prevent continued misappropriation of U.S. Legal’s trade secrets.
Successfully obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction for Vista Equity Partners against a competitor for trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, ultimately leading to a favorable settlement.

ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITIONS

State Bar of California Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, for work provided to Bay Area Legal Aid (2012, 2013)
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

“Careful, That Slice of Pizza May Be Full of Trade Secrets,” Law360 (Oct. 11, 2013)
“Federal Court Allows Service on Foreign Defendants through Facebook,” IP Litigator
“Be Careful What You Wish For: Urging Your Employees to Use Social Networking as a Marketing Tool May Well Blur the Line as to Who Owns ‘Your’ Trade Secrets,” ITech Law Journal
“Theft of Trade Secrets Act,” Computer Law Review Int’l

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Member of the GOLD Committee, Brown University
Member of the UC Hastings Challenge Committee
EDUCATION

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2011
Brown University, A.B. (honors), 2007

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