Jeanne M. Jorgensen
J.D., summa cum laude, Southwestern University School of Law, 1996 (top 1% of graduating class); Associate Editor, Southwestern University Law Review; Moot Court Interscholastic Honors Program; Awards: William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Competition, Best Brief Award, Nine American Jurisprudence Book Awards, Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence, Dean’s Scholar Award, and Themis Society Scholarship Award.
B.A., with high honors, California State University, 1990.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Jeanne is a member of the State Bar of California (since 1996) and is admitted to practice in all federal districts in the State of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation and Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections, and has served as an officer and board member of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Jeanne is also a member of the Southern California Mediation Association and has served on the panel of mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California since 2005. Jeanne is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Prior Law Firm Affiliations
From March 1999 through February 2007, Jeanne was an associate attorney and then senior counsel in the Orange County office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, where she was a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group. Prior to that, Jeanne was an associate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where she handled a variety of litigation & bankruptcy matters.
“English Only in the Workplace and Title VII Disparate Impact: The Ninth Circuit’s Misplaced Application of ‘Ability to Comply’ Should Be Rejected in Favor of the EEOC’s Business Necessity Test,” 25 Sw. U. L. Rev. 407 (1996).
In re N.C.P. Marketing Group, Inc., 337 B.R. 230 (D. Nev. 2005), aff’d 279 Fed. Appx. 561 (9th Cir. 2008); In re Harbin, 486 F.3d 510 (9th Cir. 2007); Sherwood Partners, Inc. v. EOP-Marina Business Center, L.L.C., 153 Cal. App. 4th 977 (2007)