Complex Trust and Estates Litigation: Jaime has represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputes over trusts and estates issues such as accounts, contests, principal and income allocations, investment decisions and creditor claim disputes. Jaime has trial experience at the state court level and she has removed actions to Federal District Court and appealed to the state Court of Appeals for resolution of complex issues.
Tax Controversies: Jaime has represented taxpayers in income, estate, employment, and sales tax compliance, audits, and appeals at the administrative levels. She is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and provides litigation support for tax matters in federal district court.
Intellectual Properties Management and Litigation: Clients turn to Jaime for advice on development and patenting of new technology, as well as management and protection of existing patent and technology portfolios. She has zealously represented start-ups and small businesses in technology licensing and dispute avoidance through litigation and settlement resolutions including corporate asset sales. She is admitted to the Patent Bar and has appeared in federal district courts.
Business Litigation: Corporations have engaged Jaime to provide in-house counsel across multiple states and administrative venues, including the EEOC and the NLRB. She advises companies on the wide variety of issues that multi-state businesses regularly face. Where a creative business resolution cannot be found, Jaime has appeared pro hac vice in courts across the country and has engaged and managed local counsel throughout the course of civil litigation.
Jaime was born, raised and educated in the Bay Area. She has a Master of Science in Thermal Sciences & Combustion and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law where she was Managing Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and a member of the USF Law Review. While at USF, she received the Arthur Ziff Junior Scholarship, Honors in Appellate Advocacy and CALI Awards for Excellence in Patent Litigation and Construction Law.
She is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association, the Society of Women in Engineering and Queen’s Bench Bar Association. Her publications include TRIPS and Pharmaceutical Patents, 14 Intell. Prop. L. Bull. 43 (Fall 2009); Survey: Ormsby v. Barrett, 12 Intell. Prop. L. Bull. 251 (Spring 2008); Relative Motion Expanding Channel Micro-Pump, UC Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Berkeley CA (Dec. 2006); and co-authorship of On the Derivation of Polyurethane Kinetics Parameters using Genetic Algorithms, 30th International Symposium on Combustion, Chicago IL (July 2004);.