Jones Day Partner Martha Gooding appointed to judgeship in Orange County Superior Court

18 Dec, 2013

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Martha Gooding, a partner in the Firm’s Irvine Office who focuses her practice on intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement litigation and trade secret misappropriation disputes, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court by California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

“Martha is a terrific lawyer and her vast litigation and public service activities will serve her well as a judge,” said Richard Grabowski, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Irvine Office. “While we’ll miss her tremendously, we are very proud of the Governor’s selection, and we fully support her. Martha is going to be a great judge.”

In addition to being a seasoned litigator who has tried cases in both federal and state courts, Ms. Gooding is actively involved in the legal community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Bar Foundation. She is a former President of both the Federal Bar Association of Orange County and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Orange County, a former member of the ABA House of Delegates, and is also a former co-chair of the Federal Practice Task Force of the ABA Litigation Section. Ms. Gooding has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer, was selected for the Daily Journal’s Top Women Litigators list and the Best Lawyers in America list, and received the 2009 ADL Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

You can read Governor Brown’s official release announcing all three Orange County Superior Court judgeships on the Governor’s website.

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