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 litigation, and the representation of clients in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Representative clients include the following companies and/or their directors and officers: McKesson Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Stewart Information Services Company, and SunEdison, Inc.
Jaime has appeared on behalf of her clients in California and Arizona state courts, in Federal court in the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, and the Southern District of New York, and in Delaware Chancery Court.
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.
Jaime has tried both civil and criminal cases to successful outcomes. In 2020-2021, Jaime was first chair in the successful bench trial of claims brought on behalf of a California taxpayer against the California Department of Motor Vehicles asserting, among other claims, that the DMV violates the California Labor Code and drivers’ right to privacy under the California Constitution when it discloses certain information on drivers’ public driving record. Doe v. Shiomoto, Case No. RG16805013 (Alameda, Cal., Superior Court). Jaime led the team in a trial that began with live testimony in March 2020 and continued in the second half of 2020 through fully remote means. In May 2021, the court ruled in Plaintiff’s favor finding that the DMV’s practice violates the California Labor Code for all California licensed drivers and the constitutional right to privacy of non-commercially licensed California drivers.
Other trial experience includes:
- 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.
- Participant in the 2019 inaugural Sidley Trial Academy.
- 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 is the San Francisco Office Chair for Sidley’s Committee on the Retention and Promotion of Women.