Jesse Mentz's practice involves a broad range of complex civil litigation in both state and federal court. He also maintains an active pro bono practice.
Mr. Mentz graduated Order of the Coif from USC Gould School of Law in 2021. During law school, he externed for the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. He also served as the executive postscript editor for the Southern California Law Review, where his student note on the emoluments cases was published.
In addition, Mr. Mentz worked as a student attorney in USC's International Human Rights Clinic, where he represented a victim of human trafficking in a successful effort to seek justice against his trafficker, and cowrote a report on the worker protection provisions of Uganda's bilateral labor agreements.
Prior to law school, Mr. Mentz worked in finance as an investment analyst and valuation consultant. He holds an MA in International Relations from USC, where he focused on the international anti-trafficking movement.
- J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2021, Order of the Coif
- M.A., International Relations, magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 2012
- B.A., International Relations, magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 2012
- Extern, US Attorney's Office, Central District of California
- Intern, US Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons