Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., with honors, 2003)

  • Four year member of the University Honors Program 
  • Four year member, NCAA Division I Women's Waterpolo Team

University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 2006)

  • Associate Editor for the Elder Law Journal. Her note, "Elderly Electors Go Postal: Ensuring Absentee Ballot Integrity for Older Voters," was published in the journal

Profile

Jessica Cox is a partner in Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella's Religious, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Corporate, and Internal Investigations groups.  Jessica focuses her practice on risk management, claims resolution, and corporate issues affecting religious, non-profit, and social service organizations. Her experience includes representing religious organizations in mediation and other alternative dispute-resolution processes as well as assisting both for-profit and charitable clients in conducting internal investigations and developing risk management policies and practices.  

Experience

  • Manages risks and claims for religious and non-profit clients, particularly in the area of serious personal misconduct
  • Provides crisis management assistance for religious and non-profit entities, including coordination with in-house legal counsel and outside consultants, in situations involving legal, ethical, and public relations elements
  • Represents clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, particularly those involving highly sensitive and confidential matters
  • Supervises mediation and litigation discovery, including large-scale electronic discovery
  • Advises religious entities on the selection of corporate organizational structure and execution of corporate reorganization
  • Analyzes impact of proposed legislation on non-profit and religious organizations and prepares proposed legislative amendments to protect client interests
  • Conducted internal investigation of alleged employee misconduct and recommended risk management practices for Fortune 500 Company

Honors & Awards

  • In law school, Jessica served as the Associate Editor for the Elder Law Journal.  Her note, "Elderly Electors Go Postal: Ensuring Absentee Ballot Integrity for Older Voters," was published in the journal.

Professional/Community

Illinois State Bar Association, member

Chicago Bar Association, member

NCAA Division I Women's Water Polo Team, University of California, Santa Barbara (1999-2003)

Associate Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, member

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