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Three Jones Day partners among Daily Journal's "Top Women Lawyers"

May 2018

Karen P. Hewitt, Krista S. Schwartz, and Tamera M. Weisser, Ph.D., have been named among the "Top 100 Women Lawyers in California - 2018" by the Daily Journal, California’s legal-industry newspaper. The list recognizes women lawyers in the Golden State whose work has had broad implications for an industry, society, a region, or the nation. Daily Journal editors reviewed submissions of many hundreds of California lawyers to produce the 2018 Top 100 Women Lawyers list.

This is the sixth consecutive year Ms. Hewitt has been honored in "Top Women Lawyers." She is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s San Diego Office and a member of the Firm’s Business & Tort Litigation Practice. A former U.S. Attorney and now an experienced trial lawyer, she has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in federal court over two decades. She currently represents companies in civil and criminal investigations and in complex business litigation. Ms. Hewitt's practice focuses on defending matters involving possible violations of federal law, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

This is the second consecutive year Ms. Schwartz has been so honored. She is a partner in Jones Day's San Francisco Office and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. She is a seasoned trial lawyer who litigates patent, copyright, trade secret, and complex contract cases throughout the United States. Ms. Schwartz has successfully tried both patent and copyright cases to verdict. Her cases involve complex technologies ranging from search engines, signal processing, simulation software, cellular devices, networks, EDA, and semiconductors, to medical devices.

This is also the second consecutive year that Dr. Weisser has been recognized. A partner in Jones Day’s San Diego Office and a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice, she is also co-leader of the Firm's global patent prosecution group, which consists of more than 100 professionals worldwide. Dr. Weisser has nearly 20 years of experience in patent portfolio development and enforcement in biotechnology, particularly in the areas of biologics, and she successfully defended multiple innovator company patents against biosimilar company challenges in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board. Her practice also includes performing patent validity and freedom-to-operate analyses and conducting due diligence of patent portfolios for clients.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.