Jack Londen is Executive Vice-President and Treasurer and former President. He is partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Londen is a trial lawyer with 35 years of experience in patent litigation and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts at the trial court and appellate levels. He has also handled many commercial arbitration matters arising from merger and acquisition transactions. He has led significant cases involving public education, civil rights, and other public interest matters.
Mr. Londen has been recognized for his work, for example, in The National Law Journal’s 2006 “Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” in The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2008, 2018), and as a recipient of the 2005 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award for Civil Rights from California Lawyer Magazine. He was recommended by Chambers Global 2015, by Super Lawyers 2009, and as was recognized as one of the “Ten Best Lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area” by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003. Mr. Londen is also recommended in the field of Dispute Resolution in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014.
Mr. Londen is has served as co-chair of the National Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, a founder of Lawyers for One America, chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice, chair of Californians for Legal Aid, chair of the Legal Services Section of the State Bar of California, president of the Public Interest Clearinghouse in San Francisco, and chair of the Legal Services Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Londen has received awards for his public interest work from organizations such as the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the State Bar of California, the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Center for Youth Law, California Rural Legal Assistance, the San Francisco Eviction Defense Collaborative, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Mr. Londen received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1975, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1978. He is a member of the bars of California and Arizona. He served as law clerk to the Honorable William W. Schwarzer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in 1979 and 1980. In 1980, Mr. Londen became an associate with Morrison & Foerster; he became a partner of the firm in 1984.