Jessica Summers

Jessica Summers

Associate, Paley Rothman
  • Employment Law, Business Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Summary

Jessica Summers is an Associate in the firm’s Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Retirement Plans, Litigation and Government Relations practice groups. Jessica works with companies and organizations on a wide range of matters, including establishing and implementing effective employment policies, drafting employment agreements, maintaining employee benefit plans, addressing corporate planning issues and monitoring and advising clients on legislative and regulatory developments of import to them.
As an all-purpose business attorney with experience across several practice areas, Jessica has a comprehensive understanding of the legal and business needs of her clients and uses a common sense approach to finding solutions. In looking out for her clients’ best interests, Jessica remains readily accessible and uses cost effective ways of identifying concerns that they might not have thought of.
Prior to joining Paley Rothman as an Associate, Jessica was a law clerk at the firm. A cum laude graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, she served as Topics and Trends Manager on the Administrative Law Review. As a law student, she was admitted to practice and represented low-income clients through the school’s General Practice Clinic. Jessica also interned in the chambers of the Honorable Judge Joan Zeldon in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (2012)
Honors: Cum Laude
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Wheaton College
B.A. (2008)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Associate
Paley Rothman
Current
Awards
"Rising Stars" (2017-2018)
Maryland Super Lawyers
"Rising Stars" (2017-2018)
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms (2013-2018)
U.S. News & Best Lawyers (2013-2018)
- Tier 2 National Ranking for Litigation - Labor & Employment - Tier 3 National Ranking for Employment Law - Management - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Litigation - Labor & Employment - Tier 2 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Employment Law - Management
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
Current
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Virginia State Bar Association
Current
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Bar Association of Montgomery County
Current
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
Current
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Society for Human Resource Management
Current
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Maryland State Bar
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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Virginia
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Employee Benefits
  • Retirement Plans
  • Corporate
  • Government Relations
  • Litigation: Business
  • Litigation: Individual
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Paley Rothman
Contact & Map
Paley Rothman
4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Telephone: (301) 656-7603
Fax: (301) 654-7354