|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2005|
|President||Law Offices of Joanna R. Mendoza, a P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Malovos & Mendoza, LLP||2003 - 2008|
|Principal||Livingston & Mattesich||2000 - 2003|
|Senior Associate||Graham & James, LLP||1996 - 1999|
|Associate||Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP||1990 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Board of Trustees||Trustee||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Foundation||Fellow||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Council of Sections||Immediate Past Co-Chair||2012 - 2013|
|State Bar of California, Council of Sections||Co-Chair||2011 - 2012|
|State Bar of California, Council of Sections||Co Vice-Chair||2010 - 2011|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2008 - 2012|
|Intellectual Property Section of California State Bar||Chair||2007 - 2008|
|Intellectual Property Section of California State Bar||Vice-Chair||2006 - 2007|
|Intellectual Property Section of California State Bar||Secretary||2005 - 2006|
|CEB Advisory Committee -- Business & Intellectual Property||Member||2004 - 2010|
|Federal Bar Association (Sacramento Chapter)||Treasurer||2004 - 2005|
|Intellectual Property Section of California State Bar||Executive Committee||2003 - 2013|
|Federal Bar Association (Sacramento Chapter)||Membership Chair||2003 - 2005|
|Sacramento Law Foundation||Board of Directors / Vice Chair||2000 - 2005|
|Sacramento County Bar Council||Elected member||1999 - 2001|
|Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California (Milligan, Edelson and Kay, eds.)||Compelled Disclosure by Regulation: Making Sure Big Brother Keeps Your Secrets||2014|
|Trade Secret and Protection in California (updated) (Edelson and Kay, eds.)||Compelled Disclosure by Regulation: Making Sure Big Brother Keeps Your Secrets||2009|
|Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California (Edelson and Kay, eds.)||Compelled Disclosure by Regulation: Making Sure Big Brother Keeps Your Secrets||2005|
|PatentCafe.com||Intellectual Property Protection for Software||2000|
|The Sacramento Business Journal||Trade Secret Laws Won't Help Unless You Protect Your Ideas||1998|
|The Fresno Business Journal||Secrets to Success: Maintaining Trade Secrets into the Twenty-first Century||1997|
|University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of California - San Diego||Political Science / Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Luncheon in Roseville, California||Understanding, Appreciating and Avoiding the State Bar||2015|
|Executive Committee Long-Range Planning Meeting||Understanding the State Bar||2015|
|Annual Brunch in Sacramento, California||Cloud and Social Media Ethics Concerns for Paralegals||2015|
|Annual MCLE Conference at Granlibakken||Social Media Update - Marketing Plan for Ages 35 and Up||2014|
|Annual MCLE Conference at Granlibakken||Social Media: What to Do...What NOT to Do||2013|
|Monthly Luncheon - October||Turning Glass Walls Into French Doors: Eliminating Gender Disrimination in the Legal Profession||2012|
|Annual IP Institute||THe A to Z of Independent Film||2012|
Posted by JIm
My name is Jim and I am President of Hygieia Biological Laboratories, a Sacramento area biotechnology firm. Since founding the firm in 1991, I have retained and worked with over twenty attorneys. I have interacted with and observed the performance of many others.
Hygieia has been a client of Ms. Mendoza's since 1992. Today Ms. Mendoza fills the role of General Counsel to our firm and she is our principal litigator. The caliber of Ms. Mendoza's work is such that we consider her irreplaceable. She is simply without peer.
Because of the complex matters we frequently find at issue, Hygieia has developed a practice of close collaboration with counsel that is unheard of elsewhere. We require frequent communication and the ability to balance numerous assignments - often with shifting focus and priorities. It is not unusual for us to deal with legal situations which have little or no precedent.
Ms. Mendoza does all of this and more. She excels at grasping technical concepts that are outside of her area of training and quickly understands the legal consequences of each new situation. Her ability to generate synergism in a collaborative work environment, to quickly and efficiently solve novel problems and to effectively communicate her position both verbally and in writing is extraordinary. The quality of her legal writing is sublime.
In particular, I have observed that Ms. Mendoza exhibits a rare degree of balance between a disciplined knowledge and understanding of the law on the one hand, and an energetic, engaged and artful advocacy for her clients on the other.
Perhaps it would be sufficient to assert that Ms. Mendoza is the "best damn lawyer in Sacramento" but this would short change aspects of legal practice which define it as a profession. Here too, Ms. Mendoza sets a standard to which all could aspire. Unquestionable integrity, and unfailing professional courtesy are her everyday attributes. It is remarkable to observe the pleasure and elegance with which she approaches her work.
Despite having such a full practice that she is constantly referring prospective clients to colleagues, Ms. Mendoza is completely engaged in a wide variety of public service activities. This includes arbitration and pro tem judicial work, as well as frequent contributions to lay and professional press and audiences on matters of legal interest.
Ms. Mendoza is active and has held or holds leadership positions in numerous aspects of Local, State and Federal Bar programs. Notably, she has contributed considerable time and creativity to the review and reform of several aspects of intellectual property law relating to patent law, trade secrets and public records. Taken together, these activities clearly indicate an individual who is not merely a first class lawyer but is truly a community leader in every sense of the word.
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