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Angelica M. Pe Benito

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Angelica Pe Benito is an Associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Angelica has a broad professional background that includes working as a legal specialist at WestEd (a nonprofit education research, development and services agency), a law clerk at Samsung Research America (an emerging and core technology research and development company), a paralegal at a business litigation law firm, a legal administrative assistant at an intellectual property law firm, a legal intern for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald E. Quidachay, the longest serving judge of the San Francisco Superior Court.

An overview of her experience includes:

  • WestEd — provided advice and counsel on issues pertaining to public records requests, business licensing, data sharing, privacy, certification forms, confidentiality agreements, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and non-standard contract terms
  • Samsung Research America — facilitated the patent application process by performing prior art searches for new inventions, communicating with inventors and outside counsel, and handling invention disclosure forms and patent prosecution documents; conducted legal research on issues related to collaborative research agreements and patent examining procedures; reviewed nondisclosure agreements to ensure policy compliance
  • Business Litigation Law Firm — assisted with discovery requests, summary judgment motions, mediation-arbitration proceedings, and preparation for hearings and trials; compiled excerpts from evidence procured during discovery to bolster arguments asserted in briefs; prepared deposition outlines, requests for discovery, privilege logs, exhibits, motions, and moving papers
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm — drafted engagement letters, recorded client intakes, indexed official United States Patent and Trademark Office communications, managed client file database, and prepared cease and desist letters
  • Honorable Ronald E. Quidachay — drafted tentative rulings and prepared bench memoranda, summarized opposing arguments, and assessed each issue in light of the facts and applicable law; met and conferred with Judge Quidachay and research attorneys to discuss recommendations and rationale; observed motion hearings and oral arguments brought before San Francisco’s Law & Motion Real Property Court
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel — provided direct services to vulnerable clients with limited resources; assisted clients in securing and maintaining essential government benefits, insurance, and public accommodations; conducted on-site visits and drafted demand letters for clients facing housing discrimination and possible eviction


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