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San Diego


4655 Executive Drive
Suite 1500
San Diego, CA 92121-3134
(T) +1.858.314.1200
(F) +1.844.345.3178
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Additional Contacts

Steven N. Geise 
Office Administrative Partner
(T) +1.858.314.1170

Angela Ledyard
Administrative Operations Manager
(T) +1.858.703.3122

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Opened in 2004, Jones Day's newest California office has more than 50 professionals. Strategically located in La Jolla, we serve clients in San Diego and throughout the world in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, renewable energy, telecommunications, software, and information technology.

The San Diego Office has significantly expanded its initial focus on providing patent strategy and portfolio management for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and now boasts full service intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate, and litigation practices. Our lawyers litigate patent and trade secret disputes; negotiate joint venture, strategic alliance, licensing, and other technology-based commercial transactions; and perform patent due diligence for potential acquirers and investors, such as venture capital firms and other life science companies. The office includes an impressive array of trial lawyers experienced in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts. These litigators focus on a range of practice areas for which Jones Day is renowned: commercial litigation; product liability and mass tort defense; class actions; labor and employment law; and government civil and criminal investigations, including white collar defense, qui tam, and whistleblower litigation.

The San Diego Office, together with the Firm's four other California offices, also provides all of the corporate legal services that an established public or private company or entrepreneur; emerging company; angel fund; venture capital fund; or other acquirer, investor, or seller may need, and represents local, national, and international funds and companies in a variety of M&A, venture, and other corporate transactions. Through Jones Day's One Firm Worldwide approach, San Diego attorneys are integrated into our global organization of more than 2,500 lawyers. This affords our clients seamless access to substantial legal resources wherever needed, whether in San Diego, California, the United States, or internationally.

While committed to our global presence and our growth throughout California, we are just as committed to San Diego. We provide pro bono services through Casa Cornelia, SDVLP, and SDCBA, and support a number of San Diego civic, cultural, and non-profit organizations like CONNECT, Biocom, Future First USA, and Rady's Children's Hospital Auxiliary.