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Background

Jason Bonilla serves as the Litigation Practice Project Manager at Fish & Richardson. In his role, Mr. Bonilla leads litigation teams in all phases of complex legal projects. He has over 19 years of litigation experience, holds certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), and carries a master-level skillset in eDiscovery and all aspects of trials, including participation in over 10 patent litigation trials and arbitrations. Mr. Bonilla joined the firm in 2008 as the Manger of Litigation Practice Systems for the Houston office, managing litigation paralegals in Houston, Austin, and Atlanta, and served as the Litigation Paralegal Practice Thought Leader for the firm. Mr. Bonilla has served in his current capacity as the firm’s Litigation Practice Project Manager since 2018. Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Bonilla was the Paralegal Coordinator for Patent Litigation at another Am Law 100 firm. Mr. Bonilla worked as an environmental chemist and conducted graduate research involving catalysis in supercritical fluids prior to his legal career.

Education

University of California, Davis 2000
Inorganic Chemistry, M.S.


Sonoma State University 1997
Chemistry, B.A.

Admissions

  • None

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member, Houston Audubon Society
  • Member, Texas Ornithological Society
  • ​Past Chairman of the Houston Chapter, International Practice Management Association
  • Past Chairman, Green Committee for the Houston office of Fish & Richardson​​​

Other Distinctions

Specialized Training and Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute 2017

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified (SSYBC) 2016

Certificate, Legal Lean Sigma® Institute 2015

Certified White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management

Legal Project Management Skills training, LawVision 2014

Publications

Bonilla, R. Jason; Jessop, Philip G.; James, Brian R. Colloid-catalyzed arene hydrogenation in aqueous/supercritical fluid biphasic media. Chemical Communications (Cambridge) (2000), (11), 941-942

Thomas, Colin A.; Bonilla, R. Jason; Huang, Yong; Jessop, Philip G. Hydrogenation of carbon dioxide catalyzed by ruthenium trimethylphosphine complexes – Effect of gas pressure and additives on rate in the liquid phase. Canadian Journal of Chemistry (2001), 79 (5/6), 719-724.

Jessop, Philip G.; Eckert, Charles A.; Liotta, Charles L.; Bonilla, R. Jason; Brown, James S.; Brown, Richard A.; Pollet, Pamela; Thomas, Colin A.; Wheeler, Christy; Wynne, Dolores. Catalysis using supercritical or subcritical inert gases under split-phase conditions. ACS Symposium Series (2002), 819 (Clean Solvents: Alternative Media for Chemical Reactions and Processing), 97-112.

Bonilla, R. Jason. Catalytic Hydrogenation of Organic Compounds in Supercritical Fluids.  Masters Thesis, University of California, Davis, (2000).