Jessica Rizzo

Associate

Jessica Rizzo is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. She specializes in complex commercial litigation and her practice spans Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Constitutional Law issues. Jessica has drafted pleadings and dispositive motions, facilitated pre-trial discovery, and represented clients before a variety of tribunals. She has advised companies ranging in size from a start-up to a multinational corporation on the novel legal issues presented by blockchain technology. Jessica also has experience conducting internal investigations into harassment and discrimination at institutions of higher education.

Jessica regularly shares her insights on cutting-edge developments in law, technology, and the arts as a contributor to Wired.

Jessica also recognizes the importance of access to justice and maintains a robust pro bono practice assisting low-income individuals and non-profit organizations with child custody, domestic violence, divorce, labor, quiet title, and landlord-tenant issues.

Jessica received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was the 2020 Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Annual Law Student Writing Competition Winner, a Congress Hall Scholar (2018-2022), and received the Exemplary Pro Bono Service Award. She also served as the Comments Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and the Associate Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Innovation. Jessica also earned her M.F.A. and D.F.A. from Yale School of Drama and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.

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Crypto

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Litigation

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Commercial Litigation

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First Amendment and Media

The First Amendment and Media Practice at Montgomery McCracken is committed to defending freedom of speech and of the press in its representation of media clients. Our objective is to protect […]

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Intellectual Property

Covering all major areas of Intellectual Property law with the focus of a boutique and the backing of a large firm. We partner with clients ranging in size from large […]

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Antitrust

Montgomery McCracken’s Antitrust Practice encompasses the full breadth of issues that arise in criminal and civil antitrust litigation, with special talents in multidistrict and class action litigation. We have played […]

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Labor and Employment

Our Labor and Employment Department has extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, and serves employers throughout the United States. We are focused on providing our clients […]

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Higher Education

Montgomery McCracken’s Higher Education Industry Group has earned a reputation for broad experience in representing institutions of higher learning. Our group includes attorneys from many different practice areas who have […]

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Credentials

Selected Representations
  • Defending major city school district against federal Equal Protection Clause challenge
  • Representing popular video game developer and distributor in federal antitrust action.
  • Represented leading medical device company in litigation for alleged infringement of a design patent.
  • Defending defamation action between school-age parties in Pennsylvania State Court.
  • Representing renewable energy company in breach of contract action in Pennsylvania State Court.
Selected Publications
Education

Law School

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School

Graduate School

  • Yale School of Drama

Undergraduate School

  • Bryn Mawr College