Jessica Sutton

Jessica Vance Sutton

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5169
Fax: +1 202 778 5169



  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2010
    • with highest honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing Editor, North Carolina Law Review
  • College of William and Mary, B.S., 2007
    • magna cum laude

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Marcia Phillips Parsons, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2010-2011

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina

Jess Sutton is an associate in the firm’s Washington office.  She is a member of the Litigation, Insurance Coverage – Policyholders, and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups.

Representative Matters

  • Represents a corporate policyholder in a contingent business income insurance coverage action.
  • Advises clients on matters regarding directors and officers insurance.
  • Represents a pharmaceutical company in an investigation by the Department of Justice into sales and marketing activities involving off-label promotion and compliance with the anti-kickback statute.
  • Advises clients on a variety of e-discovery issues, including litigation holds and document retention policies.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented a municipality to obtain coverage for extensive property damage.
  • Represents plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit seeking to reform Washington D.C.’s juvenile justice system.
  • Represents students and parents challenging disciplinary policies at a public charter school.

Publications and Speeches

  • "E-Discovery," Litigating Securities Class Actions (November 2012), Co-Author
  • "Proactively Protecting Privilege: Using Claw-Back Agreements to Ease Discovery Burdens," EDDE Journal (Winter 2012), Co-Author
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