Jacqueline Simonovich Named to San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Jacqueline M. Simonovich has been named a 40 Under 40 honoree by the San Francisco Business Times.  Each year the publication recognizes outstanding young professionals, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and executives who are making a difference in the local business community.

An attorney in Weintraub’s Litigation practice group, Jacqueline regularly defends businesses and nonprofits facing litigation in California state and federal courts. She handles a wide range of issues for clients, including contractual, employment, and tort disputes, as well as constitutional issues. She has litigated matters before international arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Jacqueline focuses her community work on improving diversity in the legal profession, where, despite many law firm DEI initiatives, minority attorneys often struggle for recognition, advancement, and integration. She serves as the Diversity Director for the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and leads the organization’s diversity efforts.

A yoga practitioner for more than 20 years, she became certified as an instructor and developed Yoga for Lawyers to help attorneys manage a demanding, sedentary profession. Yoga for Lawyers includes an all-levels workshop offered through BASF and as part of Bay Area legal events, as well as classes and one-on-one instruction.

Jacqueline was honored by the Bay Area Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) with their 2022 Unity Award, which recognizes leaders from MBC member organizations for exemplary service in promoting the cause of diversity in the legal profession and community.  She was voted by her legal peers to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® 2024 edition for Commercial Litigation and to the Northern California Rising Star list in 2023. These lists recognize outstanding attorneys under 40 or who have been practicing for ten years or less. Less than 3 percent of attorneys in any state are included on these lists.