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Edith Aranda Bauer
Member
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC

Bauer is a member in the corporate and securities section, and practices in the firm’s San Diego office. Her practice is focused on a full range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, technology transfer and licensing, and general business counseling for both public and private companies.

Bauer is a member of the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She is also involved in the La Raza Lawyers Association, Lawyers Club, Women of Color in Law and Athena. She received a B.A. in international relations, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in East Asian area studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School. While studying at Stanford Law School, she served as a Staff Editor of the Environmental Law Journal and was also a member of the Article Review Board. In 2008, Bauer was named one of the “Transcript Ten” by The Daily Transcript.

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Michael Brown
Shareholder
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Michael Jon Brown represents emerging growth companies in many industries, including life sciences, technology and education. He has extensive experience in corporate and securities matters, including general corporate representation, venture capital financings, public offerings, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and public company representation.

Brown received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1996 and his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1993. He is an active member in the San Diego business community. Memberships include the Tech Coast Angels, the San Diego County Bar Association and the California Bar Association.

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Jason S. Hartley
Partner
Stueve Siegel Hanson

Hartley’s practice includes class action litigation, antitrust and unfair competition, and music law. He is involved in all aspects of civil litigation and has handled cases in both federal and state courts, in litigation and at trial. For the past several years, his practice has involved primarily antitrust and consumer class actions, often representing the largest plaintiff class members in nationwide antitrust actions.

Hartley has successfully represented plaintiffs in federal Section 1 (conspiracy) and Section 2 (monopoly) Sherman Act cases and in state law actions alleging unfair business practices, false advertising, warranty and Proposition 65 violations, among other claims. He has served as lead counsel and in senior litigation roles in numerous class actions, which have collectively recovered more than $1 billion for plaintiffs.

He speaks regularly at CLE seminars on class action and antitrust issues, and has published a number of articles on those issues.

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