Jessica Childress is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Forester’s Northern Virginia office. As a member of the Employment and Labor Group, Ms. Childress’ practice focuses on litigating employee mobility, trade secret, non-competition, whistleblower, and retaliatory discharge cases. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Childress served as a law clerk for the Honorable Alexander Williams, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Ms. Childress received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010. While in law school, she served as an editorial board member for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law and as an executive board member of the Student Bar Association. She also served as a legal intern in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is an alumnus of the National Trial Advocacy College.
Ms. Childress graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 2007 where she received her B.A. in Government and African American Studies. As an undergraduate, Ms. Childress was a resident of the Lawn (a University of Virginia honor which recognizes students for unselfish service to the University and achievement in their respective fields of activity and academics), inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and was awarded a Harvard University Galbraith Scholar Fellowship.
Ms. Childress is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.