Jessica joined Ryley Carlock & Applewhite in 2006 as an associate in the corporate practice group. Jessica counsels clients regarding general corporate matters, including corporate formation and governance. She handles securities enforcement and regulation matters including beneficial ownership reporting under Section 16 and Rule 144 resale issues. Jessica assists clients with capital raising strategies and private placements of securities, namely under Regulation D. She also advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and other business combination transactions. Jessica also represents financial institutions concerning regulatory matters and works with financial institutions on structuring and analyzing complex lending transactions.
Jessica counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property and technology matters, including the identification, selection, clearance, prosecution, registration, enforcement and licensing of their intellectual property rights. She has represented clients in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. Jessica also has experience drafting a variety of complex contracts and agreements for clients in the entertainment and finance industry. Jessica represents clients with regard to their software and technology licensing transactions.
Jessica graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2006. In law school she served as the historian for the University of Chicago's Chapter of the Black Law Student's Association. Jessica also served as a student clinician in the Irwin Askow Housing Initiative at the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic where she represented various organizations in real estate matters, specifically relating to affordable housing transactions and their related tax credit and funding issues.
In 2003 Jessica graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. In college she served on the International Fellowship Committee of Stanford in Government.
In her spare time Jessica enjoys training for half-marathons.