Tessa K. Jacob
Partner - Husch Blackwell
Tessa has been practicing law at Husch Blackwell LLP for 28 years where she is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s eDiscovery Solutions group. Tessa has a strong understanding of the legal, technical, and strategic aspects of eDiscovery. She has served as lead eDiscovery counsel in numerous class actions and has led eDiscovery efforts for numerous companies that were the target of investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Her practice focuses on discovery and related motion practice. She has vast experience with large volume litigation and works in the trenches handling preservation, collection, and managing review teams. Tessa also has tremendous expertise in using data mining tools and technology assisted review. A part of Tessa’s practice also includes working with clients to evaluate and create efficient, repeatable, scalable legal hold processes. Tessa frequently speaks on issues related to eDiscovery and is on the advisory boards for National eDiscovery Leadership Institute, Arkfeld-ASU eDiscovery Conference, and the University of Florida eDiscovery Conference. She was recently appointed to the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Steering Committee for a three year term. She was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Sedona Conference, Commentary on Rule 45 Subpoenas to Non-Parties, Second Edition, 22 SEDONA CONF. J. 1 (2020). Tessa is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law where she teaches a semester long upper level eDiscovery course. Tessa also serves on Husch Blackwell’s Executive Recruiting Committee (KC), and created and runs the Firm’s unique Diversity Liaison Program.