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Jessica Black Livingston

Senior Associate

Jessica Black Livingston

As a senior associate in our litigation group, Jessica Livingston has broad experience in many areas of appellate, commercial, and business disputes. A Colorado native, Jessica's love of the outdoors fuels her interest in energy and natural resources litigation.

She counsels energy, oil-and-gas, and mining clients on environmental regulations, citizen-suit disputes, and general litigation matters. Jessica also focuses on technology clients, providing advice on a full range of intellectual property matters, including patent, trade-secret, privacy, and data security disputes.

From August 2012 through August 2013, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver (now Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States). She returned to Hogan Lovells with a passion for helping clients navigate appellate disputes. On matters of national importance, Jessica helps clients make their voices heard in order to impact judicial decision-making. Before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth 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.

Jessica has also played a critical role in settlement negotiations, and her clients regard her as bright, even-tempered, and persuasive. Super Lawyers selected Jessica as a Colorado Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017. 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 Eighth 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


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


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

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth 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


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

Published Works

Drip, Dribble, or Deluge: Managing the Legacy of Mine-Water Discharges from Inactive and Abandoned Mines in the American West

Proceedings of the Sixty-Second Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
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