Jacqueline M. Simonovich


San Francisco


Jacqueline is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation practice group. 

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

Jacqueline works to improve diversity within the legal profession through her role as Diversity Director for the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco.  In this role, she plans and executes the Barristers Annual Diversity Conference and Awards, which highlights issues facing underrepresented attorneys.  She also frequently presents and writes about diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within the legal profession. 

Jacqueline is also a certified yoga instructor and developed Yoga for Lawyers to help other attorneys manage a demanding and often sedentary profession.  As her Yoga for Lawyers website says, “Being a Lawyer is Stressful. Yoga is Not.”

Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Barristers’ Club
Board Secretary, Diversity Director

BASF Barristers’ Club Litigation Section Executive Committee
Member, 2022-2023


The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2024, Commercial Litigation

Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2023

Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, 2022

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Prosser Prize, Health Law and Policy, 2017

M.A., New York University, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, 2011

B.A., summa cum laude with high honors in English, Muhlenberg College, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

Weintraub Attorneys Take Part in BASF Pathways to Partnership Series

On Tuesday, April 9th, Weintraub attorneys will participate in a panel from the Barristers’ Club of San Francisco Bar Association’s (BASF) Pathways to Partnership Series. Part 1 of 2, “Transitioning from Senior Associate to Junior Partner,” will focus the panel discussion on the journey from associate to junior partner and…

BASF Barristers Club Presents Yoga for Lawyers

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (PST) WHERE: Venable, 101 California St, Suite 3800, San Francisco, CA Join the Barristers Wellness Committee for a 1 hour all levels yoga class taught by Jackie Simonovich, Esq. (RYT-200), followed by a networking reception. Free yoga mat and accessories…

L&E Seminar: The Risk of Retaliation Claims – It’s More Than You Think! The Various Statutes Protecting Employees

Like other employment claims in recent times, we are seeing more retaliation and “whistleblower” claims against California employers. Employers need to know what to listen for or they can find themselves accused of retaliating against a “whistleblower.” On April 12th, Lukas Clary, Meagan Bainbridge, and Jacqueline Simonovich of Weintraub Tobin’s…

  • When: Apr 12, 2023 09:30 am PDT – 11:30 am PDT
  • Where: 400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Webinar: An In-Depth Look at Attorney-Client Privilege

On Tuesday, June 14, The Litigation Section of the Barristers will present a webinar that aims to provide an in-depth look at attorney-client privilege in employment, white collar, and commercial litigation. Weintraub shareholder Lizbeth (Beth) V. West will speak at the event, alongside Aviva Gilbert of Farella Braun + Martel…

  • When: Jun 14, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: A Conversation with First Generation Attorneys – Advice to my Younger Self

On November 17, The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Barristers Club of BASF presented A Conversation with First Generation Attorneys – Advice to my Younger Self. Jacqueline Simonovich served as the event moderator. The webinar featured five attorneys at various phases in their careers, from junior associates to experienced in-house…

  • When: Nov 17, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

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…

Weintraub Supports Barristers Club Diversity Conference 2023

Weintraub was proud to support the 2023 Barristers Club Diversity Conference, “Defending Diversity!” The two-day event was presented by the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Club Diversity and Inclusion Committee and aimed to deepen awareness around racial equity and inclusion efforts within the legal industry.  Weintraub attorney Jacqueline M.…

Jacqueline Simonovich Elected Diversity Director for Barristers Board of BASF

Weintraub Tobin attorney Jacqueline Simonovich has been elected as the Diversity Director for the Barristers Board of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF).  The Diversity Director leads the Barristers Diversity & Inclusion Committee and spearheads the planning and execution of the Barristers annual Diversity Conference and Awards. Jacqueline has…

Jacqueline Simonovich in San Francisco Attorney Magazine: Second Diversity Conference Brings in Experts to Increase Awareness and Provide Solid Solutions

The Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco hosted the 13th Annual Barristers Club Diversity Awards Reception. The awards are meant to recognize individuals for their efforts to raise awareness of diversity issues in the Bay Area Legal Community. Jacqueline Simonovich introduced a panel that discussed racial disparities…

Jacqueline M. Simonovich Joins Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub is pleased to welcome Jacqueline M. Simonovich to the Firm’s Litigation Group. Jackie has represented a wide variety of clients in both state and federal court and has litigated matters before international arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Jacqueline M. Simonovich for The Daily Journal: California’s New Civility MCLE Requirement Should Focus on Bias-Driven Incivility

In a January 31st article for The Daily Journal, Weintraub attorney Jacqueline M. Simonovich writes about California’s new civility MCLE requirement. While civility training can focus on the “link between civility and bias,” it can also focus on broader forms of incivility. Jacqueline suggests that education on bias-based incivility should…

CA Supreme Court Holds Compelling Arbitration of Individual PAGA Claim Does Not Strip Standing to Litigate Representative Claims

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court, in Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc., addressed the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, 142 S.Ct. 1906 (2022). The much-anticipated Adolph decision, addresses the question of whether an “aggrieved employee,” who has been compelled to arbitrate individual PAGA claims (i.e.…