Jane Osborne McKnight, PLC

EDUCATION 


University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1982, Order of the Coif  (top 10%), UCLA Law Review,      Articles Editor

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, M.C.R.P., 1977

Boston College, B.A., 1975, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Cross and Crown 


HONORS   


Order of the Coif (top 10% GPA), U.C.L.A. Articles Editor, U.C.L.A. Law Review.  

First Prize, Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Law Contest, American Society of Composers,      Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).  

Selected to serve as legal research and writing instructor.
Phi Beta Kappa.  

A.B. degree received summa cum laude.  

Order of the Cross and Crown, Boston College.   

First woman since 1863 to receive the Fulton Medal (best upperclass debater), Boston College.

Gargan Medal (best underclass debater), Boston College    

Second prize, Leonard Speaking Contest, Boston College   

First Place, New England Forensic League, Persuasive Speaking.        

Numerous intercollegiate debating awards.

ADMISSIONS 


Vermont, 1997; California, 1982; U.S. District Court for the Central, Southern, Eastern Districts of      California, and District of Vermont;

2d Circuit Court of Appeals;

Admitted pro hac vice in the U.S. District Courts of N.Y. and FL, and Surrogate's Court, N.Y. 


CLERKSHIPS 


Externed full-time for Hon. William P. Gray, Central District of CA. Offered clerkship. 


PRO BONO 


Judge pro tem, Small Claims Department, Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1992-1996. 


MEMBERSHIPS 


American Intellectual Property Law Association; Vermont Bar Association;

Chittenden County Bar Association; California State Bar, member of the

Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Labor and Employment Sections. 


PROFESSIONAL FOCUS


Business Formation and Counseling

General and Business Litigation

Employment Law

Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret Law

Family Law