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Jessica L. Copeland

Partner, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Practice Co-Leader
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  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Second Circuits

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 counsel and disputes, with a particular focus on data security, privacy and intellectual property. Jessica is also co-leader of the firm's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency practice.

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.

Jessica’s broad experience includes advising clients on data privacy compliance, incident response strategies, and breach notification requirements. She also 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.

Additionally, Jessica is a veteran litigator with extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience, in both state and federal court. Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Jessica practiced in the New York City office of a prominent intellectual property law firm, Morgan & Finnegan, LLP, Locke Lord, and she was a judicial intern for Judge Leonard D. Wexler in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


  • 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 a member of the Board of Directors for the CHC Learning Center.