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Jessica L. Spaniol

Senior Associate

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Media and First Amendment Litigation
  • Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition


Jessica L. Spaniol
(972) 628-4528


  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2008
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: magna cum laude
  • Tulane University
    New Orleans, Louisiana 2000
    B.A. German and Political Science

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2010

Louisiana, 2008

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


Honors and Awards

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
2014 – 2018

Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
2017 – 2018

Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
2017 – 2018

Attorney Bio

Jessica L. Spaniol is a senior associate in the firm’s complex litigation/dispute resolution and technology/intellectual property law groups.  Her practice focuses on claims of trade secret misappropriation and theft of confidential information.

Jessica received her J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, graduating magna cum laude.  She also holds a B.A. in German and Political Science from Tulane University.  While in law school, Jessica was a member and a senior editor of the Louisiana Law Review.

Prior to attending law school, Jessica served as a captain in the U.S. Army in the First Infantry Division in Wurzburg, Germany.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Intersil Corporation, a case involving claims for breach of contract, patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and tortious interference with prospective business relations in the Eastern District of Texas;
  • Obtained judgment notwithstanding the jury verdict on an antitrust claim filed under the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act;
  • Participated in oral argument before the Supreme Court of Texas representing a media defendant on petition for review regarding dismissal of a defamation lawsuit under the Texas Citizens Participation Act;
  • Representing consulting company in trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, and breach of contract action against multiple defendants;
  • Represented clients in multiple jury trials involving claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and theft of confidential information.

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Lousiana State Bar Association

Additional Education & Achievements

Captain, United States Army

Junior League of Dallas

Genesis Young Leaders, board member

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support volunteer

Tulane Alumni Association of Dallas

Fluent in German