Mary Prendergast is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Prendergast focuses her practice on patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property and commercial litigation matters.
Ms. Prendergast has represented clients from a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, software, and telecommunications. She has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including pleadings, drafting and arguing Markman and dispositive motions, coordinating fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, and trial.
Ms. Prendergast has received the Wiley W. Manuel Award from the California State Bar for her pro bono contributions. She has evaluated potential cases for the California Innocence Project and worked on civil rights matters, including a lawsuit directed at curtailing suppression of free speech at border crossings.
Ms. Prendergast received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was editor-in-chief of the UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs and received Outstanding Oral Advocate honors as a member of UCLA’s Moot Court Honors Program. Ms. Prendergast received her B.F.A. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.
Ms. Prendergast has worked as a law clerk for the California Attorney General’s Office, and as a legal extern at the Department of Defense General Counsel’s Office for International Affairs.
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