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Jessica M. Hughes

New York

Jessica M. Hughes

An experienced commercial litigator, Jessica Hughes has represented financial institutions, lenders, and consumer finance clients for more than 12 years. Jessica's strong legal skills and the increasing demands on in-house counsel have contributed to her being seconded on a number of occasions to assist in-house counsel with their daily litigation management, compliance concerns, and internal governance issues.

Growing up near Wall Street played a strong role in developing Jessica's interest in the finance and banking. She regularly studies and continues to learn about new changes in in banking and lending regulations.

Never straying far from the East Coast, Jessica graduated from University of Pennsylvania and then headed back to her hometown of New York to earn her juris doctor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While at law school, Jessica was an active member of the moot court honor society and travelled to New Orleans and California for national competitions.

Representative Experience

Seconded to national mortgage servicer to assist in managing and mediating more than 250 active litigations.

Successfully defended clients in federal court "mass" actions alleging violations of regulations concerning mortgage origination and servicing.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1999

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
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