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

Jessica L. Conklin


Jessica Conklin concentrates her practice in white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance, and business litigation. Jessica also helps defend students facing 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.

Jessica is a graduate of Boston College Law School, where she 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. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Hamilton College, where she won the Earl H. Wright Prize for Excellence in Public Discourse and Advocacy, among 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

  • 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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