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Litigation Partner Sarah Hartman Joins JMBM in Orange County

IRVINE, CA—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Sarah Hartman has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Orange County office. Sarah joins the Firm from Brown Rudnick, where her practice focused on commercial and intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and appellate courts in the United States.

Sarah advises and represents clients through all aspects of litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. She represents clients in complex commercial disputes, including entertainment disputes, defamation, unfair competition, products liability, employment litigation, class action defense, false advertising, securities litigation and other complex financial disputes.

Sarah also has extensive experience representing clients in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes in federal district courts and appellate courts in the United States, as well as in Section 337 investigations in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and in appeals from decisions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Sarah has litigated patent cases involving a broad range of technologies, including computer networking, LED panels and LED lights, automotive audio technology, mobile systems and applications, map-based communication technology and internet services and systems.

In addition, Sarah is dedicated to improving the lives of women through representing clients in the women’s health technology market, FemTech, recently publishing on the topic in The Patent Lawyer.

“Sarah’s broad range of experience representing clients at all stages of litigation makes her a great asset to the firm,” said Stan Gibson, Chairman of the Firm’s Patent Litigation Group. “We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

“Our Orange County office continues to grow with Sarah’s arrival,” said Gordon Schaller, Managing Partner of JMBM’s Orange County office. “We look forward to further expanding the expertise we can offer the business community here.”

Sarah is recognized by the Best Lawyers in America® as “One to Watch” in Intellectual Property Litigation. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, and received her J.D. Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she served as a managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

About JMBM’s Patent Litigation Group

Whether pursuing patent violations or defending infringement claims, the patent litigators at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP know how to deliver successful results. We represent inventors and entrepreneurs, universities, family-owned businesses, middle-market companies, startups and the FORTUNE 500 in patent litigation. Our approach is aggressive and efficient, and we have an impressive record of wins.

About JMBM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide across multiple industries and practices, including corporate, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, securities, labor, litigation, intellectual property, and finance. For more information about our attorneys and our services, visit

Sarah G. Hartman

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