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

Jessica practices general commercial litigation with a significant focus on construction litigation and counseling on behalf of contractors, developers, and design professionals. Jessica has both defended and asserted claims of breach of contract, negligence, professional negligence, DTPA, fraud, and mechanic' s liens foreclosure. She is also experienced in drafting construction contracts for a variety of delivery systems (traditional, GMP, design-build, etc.) for developers and general contractors as well as drafting service agreements for engineers and design professionals.

Jessica is certified as an information privacy professional for U.S. privacy law and is also a member of Munsch Hardt' s eDiscovery task force. In that capacity, she advises clients and other Munsch attorneys on cost-effective and defensible strategies for the preservation, collection, processing, review and production of electronic information. As part of the 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. Jessica was actively involved in the production of the 2013 Sedona Conference’s on Cyber Liability.  She coordinated planning calls with conference faculty to develop conference content, and also drafted written materials exploring the application of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct to attorneys' work related cyber activity.  These materials were distributed to attendees and used by one of the panels in its presentation, which focused on data protection and security for lawyers and law firms.

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