Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States and in China, is proud to announce that Intellectual Property litigator Jessica Mendez will be honored with a Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Rising Star Award. A leader in numerous diversity efforts, Mendez is president and a founding member of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis and serves as general counsel to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis.

The Women’s Justice Awards program, in its 18th year, celebrates the success of exceptional women in the legal field, and honors those who are helping move the needle in their communities.

The Rising Star Awards specifically acknowledge women lawyers, 40 years of age or younger or within the first 10 years of practice, who have already made a significant name for themselves in the legal world or justice system. Honorees are selected each year based on their leadership, professionalism, accomplishment and passion for making a difference.

“Jessica is dedicated to opening doors for Hispanic and other diverse professionals in our community and we are extremely proud of her,” said partner Jovita Foster, Armstrong Teasdale Executive Committee member and Diversity Committee chair. “The passion she has for her work is evident from her long list of accomplishments and industry affiliations. I look forward to watching her continued growth as a leader both in the firm and the community.”

Concentrating on Intellectual Property Litigation matters, Mendez represents clients in disputes involving infringement of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets pending in state, federal and appellate courts throughout the United States. She also counsels brand owners in matters involving trademark selection, clearance and protection.

Mendez was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 under 30” class in 2014 and has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers since 2014. An active member of several professional organizations, Mendez serves as co-chair of The Missouri Bar’s Committee on Diversity and chair of the Young Lawyers Division for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).

She also serves as vice-chair for the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Steering Committee, and is a member of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee for BAMSL.  Mendez also participates in civic and charitable activities including the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts and is a member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Multicultural Leadership Society.

Admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, Mendez received her LL.M. in Intellectual Property and J.D. from Washington University School of Law.  She earned her B.A. in Political Science and English, cum laude, from Boston University.  Mendez is based in the firm’s St. Louis office.

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