Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria


Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria's practice focuses on securities, corporate governance and other complex business litigation, including the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A-related class actions. In addition to representing clients in state and federal courts, she also represents companies, boards and special committees in government and internal investigations and counsels public and private companies and their directors and officers about a wide range of issues relating to corporate governance, insider trading, disclosure obligations, director and executive compensation matters and litigation risk and strategy.

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  • MobileIron $100 Million Initial Public Offering 

  • Cooley Obtains Rare Dismissal in IPO Class Action for Pure Storage 

  • Overstock Defeats Securities Class Action 

  • Social Media Giant Twitter Defends Against Securities Class Action 


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  • Stanford Law School
    JD, with distinction, 2002

  • Stanford University
    BA, departmental honors, 1999

Admissions & Credentials


Media & Insight


  • American Bar Association

  • Hispanic National Bar Association

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

  • Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association - Former President

  • Santa Clara La Raza Lawyers' Charitable Foundation - Board of Directors

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers: Litigation: Securities

    The Daily Journal: Top Women Lawyers

    The Recorder: Women Leaders in Tech Law

    Benchmark Litigation - Future Star

    Lawyers of Color 2014 "Hot List"

     2014 LCLD Diversity Fellow

    YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award

    Silicon Valley Latino’s 40 Under 40 Latinos2Watch

    Northern District of California Lawyer Representative 2013-2015