Jessica Priselac practices in the area of litigation.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Priselac served as a law clerk to the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Priselac is a 2008 graduate of Emory University School of Law, where she was notes and comments editor for the Emory International Law Review, and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (M.A.) and Dickinson College (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She is proficient in Mandarin.
· Represented the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury in defeating a putative class action brought by property owners, who were seeking as much as $54 million from the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office in excess proceeds from property auctions.
· Won dismissal with prejudice of lender liability claims against TD Bank in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
· DeMarco v. TD Bank, N.A. - won motion to dismiss for TD Bank in a lender liability suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
· Obtained through the Immigration IMPACT pro bono project lawful permanent residency for a domestic violence survivor, originally from Haiti, under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
· Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2012-present
· Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC
- Associate, 2010-2012
· U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- Law Clerk to the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, 2008-2009
Honors and Awards
· Listed in Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2013
· "The State Action Requirement in Alien Tort Statute Claims: Does Sosa Matter?" Emory International Law Review, Fall 2007
· "Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century (Book Review), SAIS Review, Winter-Spring 2005