Jessica Kaufman is a partner in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster's New York office. She specializes in complex class actions and commercial disputes. Her deep expertise in class actions and mass tort litigation spans consumer, employment, environmental, and data privacy matters.
Clients regularly seek Jessica out for creative, strategic thinking as lead and coordinating counsel in nationwide “bet the company” matters. She regularly represents companies facing class and mass tort claims and claims under federal and state contract and antitrust laws, the RICO Act, and state unfair and deceptive practices statutes. Recent representative matters include the defense of a music company in a data privacy class action, a major shipping company defending against contract and UDAAP claims in connection with fee disclosures; an aerospace company facing class and individual claims alleging historic environmental contamination in excess of $1billion; and a lingerie company facing consumer protection claims, including claims of false advertising. She also regularly advises and represents clients in significant complex commercial disputes and confidential arbitrations.
Ms. Kaufman is recommended by Legal 500 2018 in the area of Dispute Resolution: Financial Services: Litigation. She received her B.A., with high honors, from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2006, where she was a Dean's Merit Scholar and founded the Education Law and Policy Society. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kaufman was a Teach For America corps member and later served on the national staff of that organization.Show More