Jessica Wheeler recently joined Bulkley Richardson as a Litigation associate. Her prior experience as a senior associate at a New York firm that ranks among the nation’s top AmLaw firms equipped her with stellar hands-on experience, including assistance with oral arguments, motions to dismiss and for summary judgement, class actions, SEC investigations, testimony preparation, discovery and trial preparation, including a mock trial with focus panel. Jessica was also part of a team that successfully represented a wrongfully convicted former inmate in a Section 1983 claim leading to a $7.5 million settlement.
Jessica received a BA, cum laude, from Yale in 2004 and a JD from New York University School of Law in 2011 where she served as Articles Editor of the New York University Law Review. She was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and earned significant scholarships, including the Dean’s Scholarship, based on academic achievement.
While attending law school, Jessica demonstrated her commitment to the legal community by taking on advocacy roles as an intern at several noteworthy organizations, including the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice, American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech Privacy and Technology Project, and the Urban Justice Center’s Peter Cicchino Youth Project. Jessica was also a paralegal for child advocacy organization Children’s Rights prior to law school.