Jessica Kaufman is a partner in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster's New York office. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on class actions, financial services litigation and enforcement, and commercial disputes.
Ms. Kaufman represents financial institutions and other clients facing claims under the federal and state contract and antitrust laws, RICO Act, Right to Financial Privacy Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and state unfair and deceptive practices statutes. She also regularly advises and represents clients in complex commercial disputes. Recent representative matters include the defense of a leading marketplace lender in a putative nationwide class action under state usury laws; a major consumer products company in multi-district antitrust litigation; a major shipping company defending against contract and UDAAP claims in connection with fee disclosures; and a lingerie company facing consumer protection claims, including claims of false advertising. Ms. Kaufman routinely represents emerging and established financial institutions in actions involving overdraft fees and other deposit, loan, and credit card product fees, disclosures, and practices.
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.
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