Overview

Jessica advises clients in the private and public sectors on environmental and land use issues. She provides strategic counsel on permitting and transactional matters, compliance issues, due diligence, and project development.

Jessica’s environmental experience spans a wide range of issues. She frequently works with a national utility to help them navigate the permitting of complex energy infrastructure projects in New England. In addition, Jessica advises a non-profit environmental group regarding a large tidal restoration project, and helps clients assess various waterfront permitting and planning concerns.  She serves as part of the common counsel team on a Superfund site in New England, and advises public sector clients on solar development projects.  Jessica is also a co-author on the MCLE treatise concerning Chapter 91 and waterfront rights in Massachusetts.

Jessica maintains an active pro bono practice.  She is part of the legal team that successfully brought suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to compel issuance of a rule concerning graphic warning labels on tobacco products, and Jessica also works with Oceana to advance its goal of protecting the world’s oceans.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Jessica lives in East Boston with her husband.  In her spare time, she can be found cooking, reading, practicing yoga, or hiking in the National Parks.

Credentials

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D. 2013
Executive Editor, Public Interest Law Journal

Brown University, B.A. 2007

Admissions

Massachusetts

New York

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Environmental Law, 2021-2022, and Commercial Litigation Law, 2022

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2021

Environmental Business Council Ascending Leader Award, 2020

Affiliations

American Bar Association

ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Fall Conference 2019, Planning Committee Member

ABA, Real Estate Litigation Section, Assistant Editor, 2015-2018

Boston Bar Association

Boston Bar Association Environmental Law Committee, Hazardous and Solid Waste Committee Co-Chair; former New Lawyers’ Liaison, 2015-2017

Public Interest Leadership Program, 2017-2018

Eagle Hill Civic Association, Member

 

Insights

  • Panelist, Stormwater Enterprise Funds and Permit Implementation – the MS4 and More, Boston Bar Association, October 2019
  • Panelist, Speed Networking with Environmental Lawyers, Boston Bar Association, February 2019.
  • Panelist, CLE: Environmental Standing, Part 1, Boston Bar Association, December 2018.
  • Panelist, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Boston University School of Law Career Conference, October 2018.
  • Panelist, Energy & Environmental Law Society, Boston University School of Law, 2017.

Jessica advises clients in the private and public sectors on environmental and land use issues. She provides strategic counsel on permitting and transactional matters, compliance issues, due diligence, and project development.

Jessica’s environmental experience spans a wide range of issues. She frequently works with a national utility to help them navigate the permitting of complex energy infrastructure projects in New England. In addition, Jessica advises a non-profit environmental group regarding a large tidal restoration project, and helps clients assess various waterfront permitting and planning concerns.  She serves as part of the common counsel team on a Superfund site in New England, and advises public sector clients on solar development projects.  Jessica is also a co-author on the MCLE treatise concerning Chapter 91 and waterfront rights in Massachusetts.

Jessica maintains an active pro bono practice.  She is part of the legal team that successfully brought suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to compel issuance of a rule concerning graphic warning labels on tobacco products, and Jessica also works with Oceana to advance its goal of protecting the world’s oceans.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Jessica lives in East Boston with her husband.  In her spare time, she can be found cooking, reading, practicing yoga, or hiking in the National Parks.

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D. 2013
Executive Editor, Public Interest Law Journal

Brown University, B.A. 2007

Admissions

Massachusetts

New York

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

The Best Lawyers in America©, Environmental Law, 2021-2022, and Commercial Litigation Law, 2022

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2021

Environmental Business Council Ascending Leader Award, 2020

American Bar Association

ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Fall Conference 2019, Planning Committee Member

ABA, Real Estate Litigation Section, Assistant Editor, 2015-2018

Boston Bar Association

Boston Bar Association Environmental Law Committee, Hazardous and Solid Waste Committee Co-Chair; former New Lawyers’ Liaison, 2015-2017

Public Interest Leadership Program, 2017-2018

Eagle Hill Civic Association, Member

 

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Stormwater Enterprise Funds and Permit Implementation – the MS4 and More, Boston Bar Association, October 2019
  • Panelist, Speed Networking with Environmental Lawyers, Boston Bar Association, February 2019.
  • Panelist, CLE: Environmental Standing, Part 1, Boston Bar Association, December 2018.
  • Panelist, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Boston University School of Law Career Conference, October 2018.
  • Panelist, Energy & Environmental Law Society, Boston University School of Law, 2017.