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Jessica Black Livingston

Senior Associate
Denver

Jessica Black Livingston

Jessica Black Livingston has a passion for helping clients avoid risk, understand litigation, and navigate disputes. As a commercial, appellate, and energy and natural resources litigator, Jessica offers clients a comprehensive approach, analyzing challenges from a judicial, business, and industry perspective. With an instinct for proactive resolution, she helps clients address contentious matters before they become actual disputes.

Serving on the mining leadership team for the global Energy and Natural Resources group, Jessica counsels energy, oil and gas, and mining clients on environmental regulations, citizen-suit disputes, and general litigation matters. Her diverse experience includes representing mining clients in federal and state courts on matters in the Rocky Mountain region and throughout the United States.

In her general commercial practice, Jessica works with technology clients, advising on the full range of intellectual property matters, including patent, trade-secret, privacy, and data security disputes. Regarded for her bright, even-tempered, and persuasive demeanor, Jessica provides tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of her clients' businesses.

As a former clerk for the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver (now associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court), Jessica offers keen insight to the appellate arena. On matters of national importance, she helps clients make their voices heard in order to impact judicial decision-making. Before the Supreme Court, 10th Circuit, Colorado Supreme Court, and Colorado Court of Appeals she has filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of clients on a wide range of matters, from gay marriage to healthcare and tax policy to First Amendment rights. While in law school at the University of Colorado, Jessica was an editor of the University of Colorado Law Review.

Representative experience

Represented a state agency in a multimillion dollar dispute regarding water rights.

Assists healthcare services companies with internal investigations and advises them on litigation matters.

Advises technology companies on patent disputes, intellectual property and technology-related disputes, privacy and data security matters.

Counseled a national energy company in a citizen suit under the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Successfully defended an appeal in the 8th Circuit, which affirmed the summary dismissal of a False Claims Act suit against her client.

Assists clients in mediating disputes and obtaining advantageous settlements.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College, 2006

Memberships

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

2015-2017

Colorado Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Application of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for energy and natural resources companies

International Law Office
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