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Jennifer S. Baldocchi

Partner, Employment Law Department
T 1(213) 683-6133
F 1(213) 627-0705

Jennifer S. Baldocchi is a partner in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings. Ms. Baldocchi has a broad-based employment practice, with a focus on intellectual property, including employee mobility, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, unfair competition, and related business tort claims. She prosecutes and defends trade secret misappropriation claims, as well as disputes over restrictive covenants in employment-related agreements. Ms. Baldocchi has extensive experience handling computer forensic issues that arise when misappropriation involves electronically stored information.

Ms. Baldocchi’s litigation practice also focuses on advising and defending employers in complex employment claims involving wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. She defends class actions and multi-district litigation, including disparate treatment, disparate impact, and wage and hour class actions.

Ms. Baldocchi counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters. She provides advice on best practices to protect and enforce intellectual property rights and restrictive covenants in the employee/employer relationship. Ms. Baldocchi counsels clients about wage and hour, investigations, and claims of discrimination or harassment.  She also addresses the issues arising when employees leave to start a competitive venture or work for a competitor. She prepares employment contracts, focusing on the protection of trade secrets and the prevention of improper customer and employee solicitations.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Named one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” by Los Angeles magazine

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • C4CM Events, “Drafting and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants: Reasonable and Effective Non-Compete Clauses” (August 27, 2013)
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education, Employment Law, “Motions For Summary Judgment And Dispositive Motions” (June 14, 2013)
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education, Litigating a Trade Secret Case, “Computer Fraud And Abuse Act: State Of The Law After U.S. v. Nosal and Strategies For Using The CFAA And Penal Code 502(c)” (March 29, 2013)
    The Seminar Group, “Best of CLE, Employment Law Update” (January 17, 2013)
  • Author: Matthew Bender, Chapter 70, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition (2012)
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education, Litigating a Trade Secret Case, “Responding To A Trade Secrets Lawsuit” (December 9, 2011)
  • Contributing writer for the Media Law Resource Center’s annual publication, the 50-State Survey on Employment Libel and Privacy Law, in which she co-authors the chapter on California Employment Libel Law
    Author: Amicus Brief in Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, 44 Cal. 4th 937 (2008).
  • Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 


Professional and Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair of Paul Hastings Los Angeles Pro Bono And Community Committee and member of Paul Hastings Global Pro Bono Committee
  • Co-Chair of Communications Committee For California State Bar Access To Justice Commission
  • Member of Right To Counsel Committee For California State Bar Access To Justice Commission
  • Extern clerk to the Honorable William J. Rea, United States District Court, Central District of California

Admitted to Practice in the following venues:

  • United States Supreme Court, February 19, 2013
  • Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, November 4, 2010
  • United States District Court Eastern Dist., California, March 25, 2010
  • United States District Court Southern Dist., California, February 5, 2003
  • United States District Court Northern Dist., California, October 15, 2003
  • United States District Court Central Dist., California, December 16, 1993
  • All California State Courts, December 13, 1993


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 1993 (Order of the Coif)
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1990 (with honors)