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Jessica A. Myers

Counsel
  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3740
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Jessica is a dedicated commercial litigator with a commitment to obtaining the right solution for her clients. That solution may take the form of advice on contract disputes, or representing her clients in city, county, state, or federal courts. Jessica handles a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters including general commercial, contract, and insurance coverage litigation, construction industry litigation, professional design error and omission, labor law defense, fee and payment disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, real property foreclosure, public and private bidding disputes, False Claim Act litigation, and financial workout and bankruptcy matters.

Jessica regularly represents property owners, design professionals, principals, project managers, and contractors and materials suppliers in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. Although well versed in handling all aspects of litigated matters, she also focuses on loss avoidance and advises clients on contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Jessica has significant experience advising clients on the bidding and award of public contracts, litigating Article 78 disputes against municipal entities, pursuing contract claims in the New York State Court of Claims, and appearing in all manner of commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, including intermediate and final appellate proceedings.

Jessica’s practice in the Government and Internal Investigations group includes representing whistleblowers subject to investigations at both the state and federal level, where she has handled matters before the New York Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior to joining HSE, she practiced commercial litigation in Arizona and California.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Former Co-Chair, Social & Networking Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • Member, Woman’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter
  • Former Member, Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2013-2017
  • Recipient, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York speaking engagement award, December 2012
  • Winner, Cornell Law School Langfan First-Year Moot Court Competition, 2004
  • Recipient, Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship, Summer 2004

PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker, "Architects/Engineers Breakfast Briefing: Year-End Legal Review," Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and Poole Professional, Albany, New York, February 1, 2018
  • Speaker, "Architects/Engineers Breakfast Briefing: Year-End Legal Review," Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and Poole Professional, Buffalo, New York, January 18, 2018
  • Speaker, "Architects/Engineers Breakfast Briefing: Year-End Legal Review," Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and Poole Professional, Rochester, New York, December 6, 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona
  • California
  • New York
  • New York Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York

EDUCATION

  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude
HSE Law
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Jessica A. Myers
Counsel
jmyers@hselaw.com
tel: 716.844.3740
fax: 716.853.1617

Jessica is a dedicated commercial litigator with a commitment to obtaining the right solution for her clients. That solution may take the form of advice on contract disputes, or representing her clients in city, county, state, or federal courts. Jessica handles a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters including general commercial, contract, and insurance coverage litigation, construction industry litigation, professional design error and omission, labor law defense, fee and payment disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, real property foreclosure, public and private bidding disputes, False Claim Act litigation, and financial workout and bankruptcy matters.

Jessica regularly represents property owners, design professionals, principals, project managers, and contractors and materials suppliers in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. Although well versed in handling all aspects of litigated matters, she also focuses on loss avoidance and advises clients on contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Jessica has significant experience advising clients on the bidding and award of public contracts, litigating Article 78 disputes against municipal entities, pursuing contract claims in the New York State Court of Claims, and appearing in all manner of commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, including intermediate and final appellate proceedings.

Jessica’s practice in the Government and Internal Investigations group includes representing whistleblowers subject to investigations at both the state and federal level, where she has handled matters before the New York Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior to joining HSE, she practiced commercial litigation in Arizona and California.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Former Co-Chair, Social & Networking Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • Member, Woman’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter
  • Former Member, Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2013-2017
  • Recipient, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York speaking engagement award, December 2012
  • Winner, Cornell Law School Langfan First-Year Moot Court Competition, 2004
  • Recipient, Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship, Summer 2004

Presentations

  • Speaker, "Architects/Engineers Breakfast Briefing: Year-End Legal Review," Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and Poole Professional, Albany, New York, February 1, 2018
  • Speaker, "Architects/Engineers Breakfast Briefing: Year-End Legal Review," Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and Poole Professional, Buffalo, New York, January 18, 2018
  • Speaker, "Architects/Engineers Breakfast Briefing: Year-End Legal Review," Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and Poole Professional, Rochester, New York, December 6, 2017

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California
  • New York

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude

Disclaimer

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