Jessica concentrates her practice on complex litigation, representing individual, institutional, and corporate clients in a variety of contexts, including commercial fraud claims, commercial torts, securities and corporate governance litigation, False Claims Act cases, products liability litigation, and contract disputes. She is an experienced class action litigator, having prosecuted ERISA, securities, corporate governance, data breach, consumer fraud, and products liability class actions across a wide range of industries. Jessica also has experience litigating appeals in the Third Circuit, Pennsylvania Superior Court, and New Jersey Appellate Division.
Jessica graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal. Prior to joining the firm, Jessica served as clerk to the Honorable Karen L. Suter, J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
Jessica is dedicated to pro bono work and volunteers her time with the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates representing victims of child neglect and abuse.
- US ex rel. Sturgeon, et al v. PharMerica Corp. No. 2:15-cv-06829-CMR (E.D. Pa.) (represented relators in qui tam case alleging that PharMerica defrauded state and federal governments by knowingly dispensing medications not conforming to prescriptions without physician authorization in order to maximize profits);
- Tiffin Cherry Hill LLC et al. v. Caviar, Inc., No. 3:20-cv-00403-SK (N.D. Cal.) (represented class of restaurants alleging that Caviar improperly over-withheld funds from restaurants in violations of its contracts with them);
- High Street Rehab., LLC, et al. v. American Specialty Health Inc., et al., No. 12-7243 (E.D. Pa.) (represented class of medical professionals in class action alleging that Cigna and American Specialty Health impose utilization management review requirements on out-of-network chiropractic providers in a deliberate effort to avoid paying benefits in violation of ERISA and the terms of Cigna insurance plans);
- Lietz v. Cigna Corp., No. 2:16-cv-03967-NIQA (E.D. Pa.) (represented class of patients in class action alleging that Cigna and American Specialty Health charge an administrative fee on insureds’ in-network chiropractic services in violation of ERISA and the terms of Cigna insurance plans);
- Westmoreland County Employee Retirement Fund v. Inventure Foods Inc., et al., No. CV2016-00271 (Ariz.) (represented class of shareholders in class action alleging the defendants, including the company’s underwriters and certain of its officers, violated the Securities Act of 1933 by issuing a false and misleading Registration Statement and Prospectus in connection with a secondary stock offering);
- In re Nexus 6P Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 5:17-cv-02185-BLF (N.D. Cal.) (represented class of consumers in class action alleging that Nexus 6P smartphones advertised by Google and manufactured by Huawei contain defects that cause the phones to “bootloop” and experience sudden battery drain; C&T has been appointed interim co-lead class counsel);
- Gordon, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-01415-CMA (D. Colo.) and Bray, et al. v. GameStop Corp., 1:17-cv-01365 (D. Del.) (represented classes of consumers in class action alleging that security failures by corporations caused data breach that exposed consumers’ payment card data to hackers);
- Represented the financing arm of major car manufacturer in prosecuting actions against rogue car dealerships and car wholesalers for multi-million dollar breach of contract claims and in replevin actions to recover hundreds of vehicles sold out of trust.
- Defended small local pharmacy and educational group in False Claims Act investigations.
- Represented majority LLC members in business dissolution action involving deadlocked owners and cross-claims for oppression and breach of fiduciary duty.
- Prosecuted claims for conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment on behalf of employers and business who were victims of and suffered loss as a result of employee dishonesty, phishing or hacking scams, or other theft.
Professional & Community Activities
- Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates, Pro Bono Attorney
- ChIPs Network
- Philadelphia Bar Association
Speeches & Presentations
- CLE, May 2019, The Barnes Foundation Case: Artfully Examining Charitable Trusts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
- CLE, May 2018, Considerations in the Collection and Production of E-Discovery in Complex Litigation
News / Events
- J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2015
- B.A., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
- United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2020
- United States District Court District Court of Colorado, 2017
- United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2016
- United States District Court District of New Jersey, 2015
- Pennsylvania, 2105
- New Jersey, 2015