MARISSA HERNANDEZ is a litigator focused on defending companies in complex commercial litigation matters in state court, federal court, and arbitration, including class action disputes regarding theft of confidential information, breach of fiduciary duty and duty of loyalty, unfair competition, breach of contract, fraud and other business torts, false advertising law, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) and Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Her work has covered all phases of litigation, from initial fact investigation and drafting pleadings through discovery, dispositive motion practice, and trial.
Marissa participated in Sidley’s Pro Bono Fellowship program with the American Civil Liberties Union, where she worked on litigation relating to immigrants’ rights.
During law school, Marissa served as a supervising articles editor for the Berkeley Business Law Journal. She completed an externship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and represented clients as a student volunteer for the California Asylum Representation Project. She was also an active clinical student at the Berkeley Law Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, where she worked on litigation relating to privacy law. Marissa graduated law school with Pro Bono Honors.