B.A., Duke; J.D., Duke
Jess Rydstrom litigates complex civil cases, with an emphasis on commercial and patent litigation and professional liability defense. She has represented corporations, professional firms, and individuals in a broad range of cases, at both the trial and appellate levels, in arbitration proceedings, and in congressional investigations. She has experience in a range of substantive areas, including commercial disputes, intellectual property, legal and accounting malpractice, products liability, and qui tam actions. Her recent trial experience includes a patent jury trial in federal court in California, a contract dispute in state court in Illinois, and a Hatch-Waxman case in Delaware.
A native Californian, Professor Rydstrom graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. She joined the firm in 2009 after clerking for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake on the District of Maryland. Before law school, Professor Rydstrom worked as a legislative aide to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.
Professor Rydstrom is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and Women’s Initiative.