Jessica Mendelson is an associate in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings. Her practice focuses on employee mobility and intellectual property, including trade secrets and covenants not to compete, unfair competition, and fiduciary duties. She litigates trade secret misappropriation claims, as well as disputes over restrictive covenants in employment-related agreements. She provides advice on best practices to protect and enforce intellectual property rights and restrictive covenants. On the transactional side, she prepares employee and executive contracts, focusing on the protection of trade secrets and the prevention of improper customer and employee solicitations. Ms. Mendelson is the current co-Editor of the ABA Business and Corporate Litigation Section’s Recent Developments publication, and co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Publications subcommittee.
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.
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