Jessica Raynor’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including employment litigation, bankruptcy litigation, securities litigation, contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation, business and commercial torts in both state and federal courts, as well as class action disputes. Ms. Raynor also has experience with appellate work, including briefing before the United States Supreme Court. In addition, she assists clients with internal investigations relating to both employee matters and business disputes.
Ms. Raynor has helped in representing such clients as Applied Materials, Alliant Insurance Services, Nortek, C.R. Bard, Health Management Systems, Hilton, Genstar, Millennium, Merz, Morgan Stanley, Toyobo, and the 2012 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka. Ms. Raynor has also assisted in the representation of Lehman Brothers in connection with its bankruptcy cases and numerous related adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.
Ms. Raynor also has been involved in several pro bono matters, including representing a prisoner at Pelican Bay State Penitentiary in connection with his First Amendment free exercise of religion claim, and regularly works on intake matters with the Innocence Project.
Ms. Raynor graduated cum laude from Saint Mary’s College of California with a B.A. in English, and received her J.D. cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for earning the highest grades in Constitutional Law, Juvenile Law, and Legal Ethics. While in law school, Ms. Raynor also served as a board member for USF’s Moot Court Program and won the USF Advocate of the Year Competition.