Mederson Heading to San Diego Comic-Con 

Jessica Mederson, Managing Partner of our Madison office, will be presenting for her third time at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.

Going on its 48th year, Comic-Con is the country’s longest continuously run comic and international pop culture convention. The five-day long event will take place Wednesday July 19th, 2017 through Sunday July 23rd, 2017. The event is held at the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con brings in over 100,000 attendees from all around the world.

Mederson found her way to Comic-Con in 2015 through her role as a founder of The Legal Geeks, a blog and podcast where she and co-author, California e-discovery attorney Joshua Gilliland, explore legal questions raised by movies, television shows and other products of popular culture. The Legal Geeks has been named to the ABA Journal’s Annual Blawg 100 every year since 2013.

The event provides Mederson with an opportunity to combine her passion for comics and her work as an attorney. Referred to as the resident ‘legal geek’ at Hansen Reynolds, Mederson’s passion for the world of comics often applies to her work as an attorney – always reminding her to stay on the legal side of truth and justice.

Mederson’s panel, “Judges on Star Wars,” will be moderated by Mederson and fellow Legal Geek Gilliland.  The panel will analyze legal questions raised in the Star Wars universe: Is the Dark Side an addiction or choice for Kylo Ren?  What are the civil rights of droids?  Did interrogating Bodhi Rook with the Bor Gullet violate Rook’s rights? This panel, in one of the coveted Friday time slots, features an impressive panel of judges: California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Circuit Judge John B. Owens of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin, Federal Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman, California state judge Carol Najera, and former Federal Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal (now Deputy General Counsel of Litigation at Facebook).

Read more about her trip as covered by the Wisconsin Law Journal here.