Taylor & Patchen, LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Jonathan A. Patchen has been named to the board of governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Northern California chapter.
Founded in 1973, the ABTL provides a forum for litigators and judges to meet together to address issues important to business trial lawyers. The ABTL has five chapters across California.
Mr. Patchen focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, trials and arbitrations. He has substantial experience in disputes regarding trade secrets and other intellectual property, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership and corporate governance, and professional liability. He has first-chaired bench and jury trials in federal and state court, arbitrated multi-million-dollar disputes, and briefed and argued cases on appeal.
In addition to his involvement with the ABTL, Mr. Patchen is the former chair of the Judiciary Committee and the former chair of the Litigation Section, both of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association. Previously, Mr. Patchen was a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California’s Litigation Section and served as vice president of the Harvard Law School Association, Northern California Chapter.