Jessica L. Foscolo


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Jessica L. Foscolo
Partner

jlfoscolo@kslnlaw.com
p 716.853.3801
f  716.853.0265

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Jessica L. Foscolo
Partner

A proud second-generation Italian-American, Jessica listens to such classic artists as Louis Prima, Dean Martin, and Rosemary Clooney. Following the traditional methods of her mom and grandmother, every Sunday, Jessica makes homemade tomato sauce and meatballs.

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EXPERIENCE

Jessica is a partner practicing in insurance coverage litigation and works within the Cyber Risk and Privacy Group in the State of New York.

 

Jessica represents insurers, self-insureds, and insurance professionals in complex commercial and first-party coverage litigation in New York state and federal courts. Her litigation experience includes extensive appellate practice, including the New York Court of Appeals. Jessica’s practice focuses on construction related coverage disputes arising out of commercial general and auto liability policies as well as worker injury related coverage disputes arising out of workers compensation trusts and policies, employer’s liability policies and special excess policies.

 

Jessica also counsels land developers, owners, and other construction participants on strategies for mitigating and managing risk through the contracting and insurance procurement process.

 

At KSLN, Jessica co-chairs the firm’s Associate Development Committee and Summer Law Clerk programs.

 

A native of Long Island, Jessica received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Fairfield University, where she was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. She also spent a semester studying art history at the University’s college in Florence, Italy. Jessica went on to earn her J.D. degree from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School. While attending law school, she had the honor to serve as a student judicial law clerk to The Hon. Richard J. Arcara of the United States District Court, Western New York. Jessica was also editor-in-chief and managing editor of the “Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal” and a member of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Program.

 

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Political Science/American Studies, cum laude, Fairfield University
  • J.D., State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Named to the 2015 and 2016 Upstate New York Rising Star list by Super Lawyers
  • Speaker, New York State Bar Association 2012 Law School for Insurance Professionals, “Update: Developments Regarding Notice, Disclaimers, Right to Independent Counsel, and Direct Actions.”
  • Student Judicial Law Clerk to The Hon. Richard J. Arcara, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of New York
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 2007-2008

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • DRI,  Member of Insurance Law, ADR, Government Liability, Women in the Law, and Young Lawyers committees
  • Leadership Niagara, Class of 2015
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter

 

ADMISSIONS

  • New York State
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York