Jessica Conklin


  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Awards & Recognition

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers- Rising Star, awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state, 2019


  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Hamilton College, magna cum laude, B.A.

Jessica L. Conklin


Jessica Conklin concentrates her practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and school disciplinary hearings. Jessica works with students at several local secondary schools, colleges and universities in connection with disciplinary proceedings and title IX investigations.

At Laredo & Smith, Jessica works on a variety of matters ranging from healthcare compliance and audits to government investigations. Jessica excels at client preparation in a variety of settings, including grand jury proceedings, administrative hearings, depositions and trials.

While at Boston College Law School, Jessica served as a research assistant to two Boston College law professors. She also served as the president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice and was a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. As a magna cum laude graduate of Hamilton College, Jessica won the Earl H. Wright Prize for Excellence in Public Discourse and Advocacy and achieved other honors.

Jessica grew up in Somerville and currently lives in Boston. She is an avid photographer.

Representative Experience

  • Advises students in connection with disciplinary actions at secondary schools, colleges and universities.
  • Representation of company employees in connection with depositions regarding governmental investigations within the healthcare industry.
  • Assists with governmental investigations for companies that are victimized by internal misconduct.

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Boston Associates Networking Group, Co-Founder
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
    • White Collar Criminal Law Section, Steering Committee Member
    • Boston Bar Journal, Board of Editors
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Asian American Lawyer’s Association of Massachusetts

Speaking Engagements

  • Representing Students in Title IX Proceedings, panelist, Boston Bar Association (March 2020)
  • Alumni Panel Discussion: Exploring A Career in Law, panelist, Boston University Academy (November 2019)
  • Career Focus: Transition Between Government and Private Practice, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (December 2018)
  • Boston University Academy, Alumni Panelist (May 2018)
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts, Moderator, Boston Bar Association (April 2018)
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (February 2018)
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (December 2017)
  • Taking and Defending Depositions 202, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (November 2017)
  • Accounting 101 for Lawyers, Moderator, Boston Bar Association (February 2017)
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Panelist, Boston Bar Association (February 2017)
  • Mock Trial Witness, Discovering Justice (December 2016)
  • Getting Started: Drafting and Filing a Complaint in Massachusetts Courts or Administrative Agencies, Moderator, Boston Bar Association (September 2016)
  • Legal Research in Practice, Panelist, Suffolk Law School (August 2016)
  • Career Services Panel, Panelist, Boston College Law School (August 2012)

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