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B.A., mathematics, New York University 

J.D., St. John's University School of Law

Jessica effectively represents her clients in all aspects of business disputes, with a particular focus on intellectual property (IP) and environmental litigation. Jessica also provides counsel to her clients on avoiding litigation by resolving business disputes before they rise to the level of arbitration or litigation. Particular to her IP litigation experience, Jessica’s practice includes protecting patents and trademarks in federal and appellate courts and before the International Trade Commission for clients in industries such as medical and mechanical devices, computer software and hardware, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and e-commerce technologies. Jessica’s experience in appellate work includes argument before the Federal Circuit. Additionally, Jessica has experience handling the transactional aspects of intellectual property, including drafting and negotiating licenses, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, preparing opinions, and conducting due diligence investigations.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Jessica practiced in the New York City office of a prominent intellectual property law firm, Morgan & Finnegan, LLP, and she was a judicial intern for Judge Leonard D. Wexler in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Honors

  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2015
  • Former president, St. John's University School of Law Intellectual Property Law Society

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Professional Associations

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association board of directors
  • Western District of New York Local Rules Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County Federal Practice and Intellectual Property Committees
  • Co-Chair, Licensing Executives Society, Inc., Western New York Chapter

Community & Pro Bono

Jessica has represented clients pro bono in numerous employment discrimination matters. She is also president of the CHC Learning Center board of directors.