Los Angeles, California 90067
Jessica Weisel is a member of Akin Gump’s litigation practice focusing primarily on appellate litigation.
Practice & Background
Ms. Weisel has extensive experience authoring appellate briefs and writs in the 9th Circuit, the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. She has handled numerous appeals and trial court litigation in both state and federal courts involving defamation, misappropriation, unfair competition, employment discrimination, false advertising, federal preemption, statutory construction, fraud, copyrights, environmental law, contracts, bankruptcy and class actions.
Ms. Weisel received her B.A. in 1991 from Grinnell College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. in 1994 from Yale Law School, where she was the senior editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Awards & Accolades
Super Lawyers magazine has named Ms. Weisel a Southern California Rising Star for five consecutive years.
|Areas of Practice||1) Class Actions, 2) Complex Commercial Litigation, 3) Labor and Employment, 4) Litigation, 5) Supreme Court and Appellate, 6) Privacy, 7) Data Protection and Cybersecurity and 8) Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection|
|Law School||Yale Law School, J.D., 1994|
|Education||Grinnell College, B.A.,1991|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.