Jean Hobler



Jean Hobler

Adjunct Professor of Global Lawyering Skills

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Adjunct Professor Jean Hobler teaches Global Lawyering Skills II, focusing on persuasive writing and argument in trial and appellate courts. After working as a technical writer and editor at a blood bank and medical device manufacturer, Professor Hobler attended law school at the University of Arizona, where she was the Managing Editor of the Arizona Law Review. After graduating in 2000, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, and with an award for Outstanding Academic and Professional Contribution for the college, Professor Hobler clerked for Justice Frederick J. Martone of the Arizona Supreme Court (now of the U.S. District Court in Arizona).

Professor Hobler started practicing in Sacramento in 2001 with Downey Brand LLP, and focused on complex environmental and commercial cases, before adding white collar criminal defense to her practice areas. In 2005, Professor Hobler joined DLA Piper's Sacramento office, where she and a partner from Downey Brand founded the office's litigation practice. There she continued to focus on white collar criminal defense, but expanded into areas of Indian Law, qui tam suits, and representation of government agencies. In 2008, Professor Hobler joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California, where she started in white collar prosecutions, including healthcare fraud, Ponzi schemes, mortgage fraud, and more. In 2010, Professor Hobler was named one of two National Security Coordinators for the Eastern District of California and in 2014 was named to the U.S. Attorney General's Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee. In 2015, she was promoted to Senior Litigation Counsel for the Office's Criminal Division, focused on trial strategy, continuing training for all prosecutors, and mentoring younger prosecutors in the Office.

Professor Hobler left the office in 2017 to start her own practice, focusing on criminal post trial and appellate work. She began teaching Global Lawyering Skills II during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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