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Two Jones Day partners listed among California’s 2019 Top Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal

May 2019

Two Jones Day partners have been named to the Daily Journal’s 2019 list of "Top Women Lawyers in California." The list was compiled from hundreds of nominations submitted by lawyers statewide, with the honorees selected by editors based on the impact of their work having broad implications for an industry, society, a region, or the nation.

Karen P. Hewitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s San Diego Office and a member of the Firm’s Business & Tort Litigation Practice, is one of the only women who currently leads a law firm in San Diego. Ms. Hewitt manages a team of more than 60 attorneys who represent major companies nationally and internationally on their most complex issues and disputes relating to intellectual property, corporate, litigation, and white collar matters. She does this while handling high-profile matters for clients throughout the nation. Ms. Hewitt was recognized by the Daily Journal for several matters, including the current defense of a national retailer against tort and public nuisance and related industry claims asserted in In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL No. 2804. This is the seventh consecutive year Ms. Hewitt has been honored in "Top Women Lawyers."

Krista S. Schwartz is a partner in Jones Day's San Francisco Office and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. Ms. Schwartz is a seasoned trial lawyer who litigates patent, copyright, trade secret, and complex contract cases for the world’s largest technology companies. Her cases involve technologies ranging from search engines, semiconductors, cellular devices, and medical devices to EDA and operating systems software. She also represents clients in PTAB proceedings. The Daily Journal recognized Ms. Schwartz for her work representing Google, HP, and Dell in patent litigation. This is the third consecutive year Ms. Schwartz has been so honored.

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.

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