Jeff is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate and Intellectual Property groups. Jeff focuses his practice on representing public and private companies.
Jeff represents clients in all aspects of Corporate and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Venture Capital & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Intellectual Property matters. Jeff represents a broad range of clients from non-profits to start-ups to publicly traded companies. He regularly prepares and advises public companies regarding initial and secondary offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 and the preparation and filing of reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Jeff earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, in 2006. While a student, Jeff served as an Articles Editor for the UC Davis Law Review and the UC Davis Business Law Journal.
Prior to law school, Jeff worked for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., where he obtained his Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. At Schwab, Jeff worked as a financial advisor providing guidance to his clients on various matters, such as portfolio and risk allocation, stock selection, retirement and tax planning.
Jeff was named a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
State Bar of California, Business Law Section
Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section
Sacramento County Bar Association Bylaws
40 Under 40 Award Finalist, Sacramento Business Journal, 2012
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2016
J.D., University of California, Davis, 2006
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999
Raising Capital for Startups
Summary of Program Join a panel of Weintraub Tobin attorneys and Touchdown Ventures venture capitalists to discuss the preliminary work that must be done before looking for investment and the details of seed and A round financing.
33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.
37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2015, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Eight Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.
Weintraub Tobin Helps Grant Wishes
On June 13, Weintraub Tobin sponsored an event for Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. With over a hundred people in attendance, the event helped to raise funds to grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
Jeffrey Pietsch Recognized in San Francisco Chronicle
Weintraub Tobin’s Jeffrey Pietsch was recognized in the San Francisco Chronicle for his promotion to shareholder at the firm. Click here to view the post.
Weintraub Tobin Promotes Three to Shareholder
New shareholders Mary K. deLeo in Sacramento, Jeffrey B. Pietsch in San Francisco, and Jessica M. Marlow in Beverly Hills, were recognized by The Daily Journal for their recent promotions to shareholder.
Weintraub Tobin Elevates Three to Shareholder
SACRAMENTO (May 29, 2015) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Mary deLeo, Jessica Marlow, and Jeffrey Pietsch have been promoted to shareholder.
Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association
Heart Walk Logo For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday,
Seven Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Included in the Top 25 List by Super Lawyers
Download: Super Lawyers 2013.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation law firm congratulates seven attorneys on being named as one of the Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers of 2013.
Gary Bradus Named as One of the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers in 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 25, 2012 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation law firm, congratulates Gary Bradus on being named as one of the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers of 2012.
It’s Official – Weintraub Merges with San Francisco Firm Tobin & Tobin
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corporation and Tobin & Tobin, a professional corporation, jointly announce the merger of their business law and litigation firms. The combined firm will be named Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin &
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Announces New Los Angeles Office
Sacramento’s fifth-largest law firm quietly opened a branch in Los Angeles this week. Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corp. has hired two litigators in an office on Wilshire Boulevard to solidify a toehold in the intellectual property,
Fourteen Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Honored As 2009 Nor Cal Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Fourteen Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Honored as 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 21, 2009 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation law firm congratulates its fourteen attorneys who were named as 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars: Super Lawyers: Dale C.
Weintraub Firm Represents Private Fund in Preferred Stock Investment
Download: Central Valley Fund Source Logistics Press Release.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2008 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm, represented the Central Valley Fund, a private investment fund with offices in Davis and Fresno,
Weintraub Firm Represents Public Company in $14 Million International Acquisition
Download: NutraCea Acquisition Press Release.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5, 2008 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm, represented NutraCea, a world leader in stabilized rice bran or SRB,
New Associate Jeff Pietsch
Download: Pietsch Press Release.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JEFF PIETSCH JOINS WEINTRAUB GENSHLEA CHEDIAK SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 22, 2007 – The Sacramento law firm of Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a business law and business litigation firm announces that Jeffrey Pietsch has joined the firm as an associate attorney.
When Product Resales are not Protected under the First Sale Doctrine
Earlier this year, the Tenth Circuit court upheld a preliminary injunction granted in favor of an electronics equipment manufacturer against a reseller of its goods in a trademark infringement action. In Beltronics v.
Trademark Basics: Dilution
Not all trademark law is aimed at protecting consumers. The Federal Trademark Dilution Act (“Act”) is aimed at protecting a company’s property right in its trademark. Dilution is defined as “the lessening of the capacity of a famous mark to identify and distinguish goods or services,
Online Retailer Not Liable for Libelous User Posts
In a recent case from the Eastern District of Missouri, Cornelius v. DeLuca (E.D. Aug. 18, 2009), the district court addressed whether a fitness website and online retailer was liable for negative comments and reviews posted by users concerning plaintiffs’ dietary supplements.
Does an Anti-Plagiarism Service Violate Students’ Copyrights?
In April 2009, the Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment granted in favor of an online technology system designed to prevent plagiarism in a copyright infringement action. (A.V. v. iParadigms, L.L.C.,
Google Loses Initial Cybersquatting Battle
By: Jeffrey Pietsch Google may soon be facing an expensive and damaging class action lawsuit. A federal court ruled last month that Google can be sued for its role in serving ads on websites that use domain names that violate trademark and cybersquatting laws.
Trademark Infringement: Factors Considered in Consumer Confusion
By Jeffrey B. Pietsch Trademark infringement occurs when a third party uses a mark in a way that infringes upon a trademark owner’s exclusive right and use of a trademark. Often,
American Express Wins Trademark Battle Over “My Life. My Card.”
American Express Wins Trademark Battle Over "My life. My Card." By Jeff Pietsch Last week, the Second Circuit affirmed a summary judgment against an advertising consultant in a suit against American Express.
Election of Statutory Damages for Counterfeiting Bars Attorney’s Fees
Election of Statutory Damages for Counterfeiting Bars Attorney’s Fee By Jeffrey Pietsch Plaintiffs in trademark infringement cases may not be eligible for attorney fees depending on their election of damages. This last December,
Tiffany v. Ebay: Is Ebay Responsible for Trademark Infringement?
Tiffany v. Ebay: Is Ebay Responsible for Trademark Infringement? By Jeffrey Pietsch The lawsuit Tiffany & Co. brought against Ebay in 2004 for contributory trademark infringement is currently being heard in the U.S.
Blind Internet Users Victorious in Discrimination Action Against Website
Blind Internet Users Victorious in Discrimination Action Against Website By Jeffrey Pietsch Earlier this month, a California district court certified a class on behalf of blind internet users against Target.com under the American Disabilities Act and California law.
“Making Available” is Copyright Infringement in File Sharing Case
By Jeff Pietsch Last week, a judge for the United States District Court in Arizona has granted a summary judgment in favor of recording companies. The judgment finds the defendant, Jeffrey Howell,
The Academy Award’s Oscar: Golden or Generic under Trademark Law
The Academy Award’s Oscar: Golden or Generic under Trademark Law By Jeffrey Pietsch And the Oscar goes too …. This phrase means only one thing to most people: the annual award given to those celebrated actors and actresses at the Academy Awards each February.
Will the Real Keith Urban Stand Up: A Showdown in Cybersquatting
Will the Real Keith Urban Stand Up: A showdown in Cybersquatting By Jeffrey Pietsch Last week Keith Urban, the Grammy nominated country singer from Australia, sued Keith Urban, a New Jersey painter,
Settlement In Keyword / Trademark Dispute
By Jeffrey Pietsch In 2006, Federal District Courts throughout the country were asked to decide if purchasing and using trademark-protected keywords to trigger internet advertising constitute trademark violations as contemplated by the Lanham Act.