Jessica Bogo is an associate in the law firm’s Litigation practice, a member of the firm’s Professional Responsibility Committee, and the Chair of the San Francisco Summer Associate Program. Ms. Bogo has experience in all phases of federal and state litigation, from initial case assessment to discovery, motion practice, mediation, trial, and settlement negotiations.
Ms. Bogo specializes in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on employment matters, construction litigation, contract disputes, class action litigation, and antitrust and unfair competition litigation.
Before and during law school, Ms. Bogo worked for six years as a litigation paralegal and law clerk for a top-rated business and employment litigation firm in the DC area. Ms. Bogo’s experience focused on allegations of discrimination (age, disability, and race), harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and employment-related torts. Under the supervision of counsel, Ms. Bogo formulated case theory, participated in trials, and drafted pleadings and discovery.
In law school, Ms. Bogo served as the Director (as well as a competitor and coach) of the Appellate Advocacy Program, as a Law Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program, as a Global Teaching Fellow in the International Law Program, and as a Street Law Instructor in the Clinical Program. Ms. Bogo also represented clients accused of misdemeanor offenses and facing revocation of parole as a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic.
Ms. Bogo was a contributing researcher on two publications, Law and Society in the South: A History of North Carolina Court Cases by John Wertheimer, University Press of Kentucky, 2009 and The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition, Edited by Robert I. Simon, M.D. and Liza H. Gold, M.D., 2010.
Ms. Bogo volunteers with the San Francisco Bar Association’s Mock Trial Program as an attorney coach of the Balboa High School team.
Construction Law Section of BASF Barristers Club (Co-Chair); Pride Law Fund (Board of Directors), Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (Board of Directors), Association of Business Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association, The Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), State Bar of California
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California