JAIME BARTLETT is a partner in Sidley’s San Francisco office and member of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation and Commercial Litigation and Disputes and practices.
Jaime focuses on securities litigation, complex contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation, civil fraud cases, complex title insurance and real estate litigation, accountants’ liability matters and the representation of clients in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Representative clients include: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., SunEdison, Inc., The RealReal, Inc., Vector Capital, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, and KPMG.
Jaime is named as a Next Generation Lawyer for Securities Litigation in The Legal 500 US, 2017 and a Rising Star for Securities Litigation by Super Lawyers, 2017–2019.
In the last several years, Jaime has tried both civil and criminal cases to successful outcomes. Alpert v. Cuesta Title Company (San Luis Obispo, Cal., Superior Court) was a bellwether jury trial for eight coordinated cases brought by approximately 500 plaintiffs/investors who lost over $75 million in an alleged criminal Ponzi scheme. Sidley’s clients were alleged to have breached their contractual duties related to escrow and title work, and to have been negligent in connection with, participated in or aided and abetted the purported fraudulent scheme. After a nine-week trial, the jury rejected every one of plaintiffs’ claims and returned a defense verdict on all counts.
Wooldridge, et al. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company, et al. (San Luis Obispo, Cal., Superior Court), was part of the eight coordinated cases discussed above — alleging breach of contractual duties, negligence, and fraud against Sidley’s clients — and was tried before Judge Ginger Garratt to a defense verdict on all counts.
From January to April 2014, through a lawyer on loan program, Jaime served as a full-time Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, obtaining several successful misdemeanor convictions.
Jaime has appeared on behalf of her clients in California and Arizona state courts and in Federal court in the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.