Jessica C. Neufeld

Austin

Associate

303 Colorado Street
Suite 2600
Austin, TX 78701-3924

O: 512.391.6100
D: 512.391.6113
E: jneufeld@munsch.com

As a member of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Jessica represents middle-market companies in corporate, transactional, and securities matters, with a significant focus on corporate compliance, data management and cyber securities issues. Jessica works closely with her clients in the construction, technology, manufacturing and financial industries to understand their business objectives.

When it comes to representing companies and their boards, Jessica not only is accustomed to conducting in-depth due diligence and internal investigations, but she is particularly adept at drafting, reviewing, and negotiating transactional documents for the acquisition of companies or sale of assets, as well as for joint ventures, partnerships, and consortiums for various projects with strategic partners.

Jessica is also a certified information privacy professional for U.S. privacy law. In this capacity she drafts and negotiates contracts concerning data-related vendors and arrangements, guides clients through privacy and security assessments, and vets privacy and security risks in corporate transactions. This background dovetails with her work in data retention and preservation, particularly as it relates to potential litigation. Jessica counsels businesses on cost-effective and defensible strategies for the retention, use, and disclosure, of their data.

Finally, Jessica is a member of Munsch Hardt’s eDiscovery Task Force. As part of this Task Force she publishes an internal eDiscovery e-newsletter and conducts continuing legal education programs on eDiscovery. Jessica is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability and was actively involved in the Sedona’s first conference on Cyber Liability in 2013.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College
  • Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law
    • Graduated with Honors
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional in the U.S. (Private Sector)

AWARDS & HONORS

  • State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation Fellowship

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • United States Federal Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

  • American Bar Association, Construction Litigation Section, Commercial and Business Litigation Section
  • Austin Bar Association, Technology Section
  • MAMAs (Mother Attorney Mentoring Association), Board Member 
  • Virtual Builders, Executive Board Member
  • Austin Young Lawyer's Association
  • Downtown Austin Alliance, Mobility and Streetscapes Committee
  • InfraGard
  • Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Construction Law Section
  • Travis County Women Lawyers' Association
  • The Sedona Conference - Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability
  • Women in eDiscovery, Central Texas Chapter

 

ARTICLES

September 2014
Using Social Media Content to Defend Employment Lawsuits

The Corporate Councel 

Jessica Neufeld and David S. Weber , The Corporate Counselor
February 2012
The Universal Applicability of Pass-Through Claims

The Construction Lawyer

A bylined article by lead author, Benton T. Wheatley and co-authored by Jessica C. Neufeld for the Winter 2012, Volume 32, Number 1 edition of The Construction Lawyer

SPEECHES

April 2016
Panelist The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production (WG1) Mid-Year Meeting
October 2015
“Legal Holds in Light of the Revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” Women in eDiscovery, Central Texas Chapter
September 2015
“Amendments to the Discovery Rules of the FRCP” In-house MHKH CLE
September 2015
“Legal Holds: Practical Tips for Implementation” 15th Annual Office of the General Counsel Legal Conference, The University of Texas System
May 2015
Key Dispute Resolution Clauses in Technology-Related Contracts 28th Annual Technology Law Conference
April 2014
“Messing with Metadata” Austin Bar Associations – Civil Litigation Section, Co-speaker with Reid Wittliff of Wittliff, Cutter, Austin, PLLC
February 2013
E-discovery in Small Cases In-house MHKH CLE