Jessica is an experienced litigation associate.  She represents clients in state and federal courts in diverse matters including contract, partnership, copyrights, complex technology, trade secrets, healthcare, commercial real estate and employment disputes.  She has been involved in all aspects of litigation, including pre-lawsuit investigations, conducting discovery, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting depositions, preparing for trial and arguing motions in limine, Daubert motions and jury instructions and examining witnesses at trial.

Representative Matters:

  • Second-chaired five-week jury trial in trade secret misappropriation matter involving manufacturing of LEDs, prepared witnesses and demonstratives, argued motions in limine and evidentiary objections, argued jury instructions, examined and cross-examined witnesses at trial.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for VIZIO, Inc., involving patent claims regarding “de-interlacing” technology used in certain VIZIO televisions sold in the U.S.
  • Represented one of the largest manufacturers of LCD panels and modules in a five-day jury trial in Eastern District of Texas as the second chair, prepared witnesses, direct and cross examination outlines, argued motions in limine, evidentiary objections, Daubert motions and jury instructions.
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in patent infringement trial over patents for tire repair kits, argued jury instructions, motions in limine and Daubert motions.
  • Represented leading music publishing company in copyright infringement action over in-flight music.
  • Represented software company in dispute over contractual payments and defense claims of invalidity and non-infringement of patents.

Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Jessica was a litigation associate at the Los Angeles office of a top mid-size firm.  She received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law where she was a Lead Editor for the Alaska Law Review and served on the Moot Court Board.  She also completed a judicial externship with the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Jessica co-authored “What Happens When Artificial Intelligence Invents: Is the Invention Patentable?” published in the Winter 2020 issue of AI Magazine, Vol. 41 No. 4.  She also co-authored “Deepfakes: new California law addresses dangers and developments” published by the Los Angeles Daily Journal on July 2, 2020.

Jessica received her M.A. in Art History, with a focus on the use of art as an alternative asset class from Duke University, and her B.A. in Art History Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Duke University.

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