Overview

Jessica is a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the litigation group.  She practices general and complex civil litigation and has represented parties in commercial disputes, class actions, fiduciary, employment and False Claims Act litigation.  Jessica has significant experience with fiduciary disputes, including shareholder derivative actions.  She also has experience defending corporations in cases brought under the Federal False Claims Act by the government or whistleblowers.  Jessica has represented large corporations and small businesses in both federal and state court.

Career highlights include:

  • obtaining judgment in favor of a financial institution on claims of breach of fiduciary duty where damages were estimated at nearly $1 billion
  • obtaining dismissal of minority shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty claims in the context of a closely-held corporation and successfully defending judgment on appeal
  • securing dismissal of class action lawsuits on behalf of retail and government contractor clients
  • successful appeal to the Ohio Court of Appeals on constitutional claims
  • successfully defending government contractors against claims brought under the False Claims Act

Jessica received her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  She received her B.A. cum laude from DePauw University.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers In America 'Ones to Watch,' Commercial Litigation, 2022- 2023; Litigation - Intellectual Property

Professional & Community Activities

Cincinnati Bar Association, Member

Cincinnati Bar Association Admissions Committee, Member

Grow Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio council, Member

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Education

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2008

DePauw University, B.A., cum laude, 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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