KAJSA M. MINOR
Ms. Minor joined the Firm in 2007 as an associate in the Litigation Department. She specializes in civil litigation matters concerning business torts, partnership and contract disputes, and securities litigation. Ms. Minor has extensive experience in state and federal court, as well as private arbitration. Ms. Minor has represented departments of the State of California, large public companies, small business owners, and individuals.
Ms. Minor is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California. She serves on the board of directors of Berkeley Food and Housing Project, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food, shelter and support services to homeless individuals and families. She is also a board member of Youth Spirit Artworks, another Berkeley nonprofit organization, which provides homeless and low-income San Francisco Bay Area youth with job training skills. She is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Women Lawyers.
- Represented investment advisory firm in defending breach of contract claims brought by former sub-advisor in San Francisco Superior Court: managed contentious discovery, including taking and defending numerous depositions, opposed and argued several discovery motions; drafted summary judgment papers; drafted and argued motions at trial and participated in jury selection, after which the case settled successfully.
- Represented national law firm in successfully defending breach of contract claims brought by former law partner in JAMS Arbitration: active in discovery, including taking depositions, and at Arbitration, including examining witnesses.
- Represented broker-dealer and underwriter defending securities law claims in US District Court, Northern District: managed extensive discovery, drafted summary judgment papers, participated in successful mediation of dispute resulting in resolution of all claims.
Ms. Minor earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2002 and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2007. While in law school, she served as extern to the Honorable Martin Jenkins, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and as a teacher’s assistant for legal writing and research class.
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