Jessica Bland joined the Dallas office of McCathern in 2021 as an associate attorney and is focusing her early law practice on Business & Commercial Litigation, Business Tax matters, and Tax Litigation.
Jessica graduated from Baylor Law School in May of 2021. At Baylor, Jessica completed the business planning and business litigation professional tracks. In addition, she participated on the mock trial and client counseling teams and was a student coach for the client counseling team as well. Jessica was champion of the Baylor Interschool Client Counseling Competition and the Region 10 Client Counseling Contest. She also earned the W.W. Naman Memorial Award for excellence in the Practice Court course.
While in law school, Jessica clerked for Chief Justice Robert D. Burns, III of the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, and Justice Erin Nowell of the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals. She also completed a fellowship with the legal technology company Evisort. Additionally, while in law school Jessica completed the LawMeets® 2020 M&A Boot Camp, an in-depth online program that hones students deal-making skills.
Before law school, Jessica attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 2014 after just three years with a double major in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Studies and Human Geography. After graduation, she worked for the e-commerce startup Jet.com, helping the firm launch from its beta phase to the public and supervising an operations and logistics team as well as a products catalog special team. After leaving Jet.com, Jessica started her own company, which helped her develop important business skills that are useful in her legal career.
Currently Jessica is pursuing a Master of Laws in Tax Law from Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University. She is a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association. When not practicing law and studying for her master’s degree, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two step-daughters, exploring the outdoors, and doing yoga.
- “Should Artificial Intelligence Be Your Force Majeure Clause Detector?”, Report on Supply Chain Compliance Volume 3 Number 18, Cosmos, (April 2020)
- “Evisort Whitepaper: Supply Chain Management – Procurement & AI”
- “Evisort Whitepaper: Evisort and the CCPA”
- “Evisort Whitepaper: CCPA Overview”