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Jessica L. Vaughn


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Jessica focuses her practice on corporate and securities law and general corporate matters. She works with public and private companies in a variety of industries, including energy & sustainability, life sciences, and technology.

Prior to joining Mintz, Jessica served as a law clerk with a California-based litigation firm, where she prepared demand letters, motions, and briefs and assisted with discovery, depositions, and trial. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel of the US District Court for the Southern District of California and a law clerk for the San Diego Alternate Public Defender’s Office, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., and the San Diego Primary Public Defender’s Office.

While earning her JD, Jessica received several scholarships and served as the lead tournament coordinator of the Moot Court Executive Board.

Prior to attending law school, Jessica worked as a legislative intern for Senator Kerry Donovan of the Colorado Senate.


Read about GroGuru, a company applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to assist farmers, and its successful commercial launch of the first fully integrated wireless soil sensor probe for continuous root zone monitoring.

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This issue of Energy & Sustainability Connections includes features on electric storage resource markets in California and Texas and water treatment solutions company Gradiant, energy policy news from Washington, IP developments, litigation updates, an M&A deal in the energy space, and a list of upcoming industry events.

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News & Press

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BOSTON– Mintz represented Gradiant Corporation, a global end-to-end solutions provider of advanced water and wastewater treatment, in its Series D financing.

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SAN FRANCISCO – Mintz represented Ray Therapeutics, a San Francisco, CA-based optogenetics company, in the completion of an upsized and oversubscribed $100 million Series A financing round.

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  • Member, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (2019 – present)
  • Member, Lawyer’s Club of San Diego (2018 – present)
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2021 – present)
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