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Jake E. Hartman

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Jake Hartman joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2016.  Mr. Hartman has experience representing clients in state and federal trial court, federal appellate court, and before the International Trade Commission, as well as in international arbitration and mediation.  His practice includes a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, and he has particular experience in antitrust and intellectual property cases.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hartman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kent A. Jordan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Hartman graduated magna cum laude from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was Online Managing Editor of University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  He earned his undergraduate degree in biology and philosophy from Duke University.  Mr. Hartman also holds a graduate degree in bioethics from University of Pennsylvania.

Noteworthy Representations

In the Matter of Certain High-Density Fiber Optic Equipment and Components Thereof, USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1194 (Judge David P. Shaw, March 23, 2021) – Represented complainant in obtaining a Final Initial Determination of violation and a recommended general exclusion order against all respondents and other importing infringers.  Judge Shaw found a violation with respect to all asserted patents and all accused products after the International Trade Commission’s first virtual evidentiary hearing. 

UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health, No. CGC 14-538451 (Cal. Super. Ct.).  Successfully represented a certified class of employers, unions, and government entities alleging that the Sutter Health hospital system leveraged its market power to engage in anticompetitive conduct, insulate itself from competition, and charge inflated prices. Sutter agreed to pay $575 million and to comprehensive injunctive relief, including changing its practices under the supervision of a court-appointed monitor.

Represented an industry trade group in an arbitration against a vendor following termination of a contract for failure to perform.  Following pleading and motions practice, succeeded in obtaining a favorable settlement his client, including the return of improperly withheld funds and documents.  

Represented a pharmaceutical company in an international arbitration against a collaborating firm relating to a dispute over funding of joint clinical trials.  


Present Obligations to Future People, Princeton Journal of Bioethics (2006)

Co-Author, Roadmap for Reform: Outlook for Imaging under Accountable Care, Radiology Management: The Journal of the AHRA (Nov./Dec. 2011)


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

  • Online Managing Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2014-2015

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, MBE, 2015

Duke University, B.S., 2006


Law Clerk, Judge Kent A. Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2015-2016

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