Tessa K. Jacob: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Tessa K. Jacob

Senior Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Governance
  • Business Litigation
  • E-Discovery
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8233
Fax: 816.983.8080
University University of Kansas, B.A., 1989
Law SchoolWashburn University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992 Washburn Law Journal, Board of Editors
Admitted1992, Kansas; 1993, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

Johnson County Bar Association Kansas Bar Association The Missouri Bar


Tessa is a driving force behind the firm's cutting-edge electronic-discovery efforts that work to the advantage of clients. She brings deep experience and know-how to clients' needs in e-discovery and litigation readiness, particularly in class action lawsuits and complex commercial, antitrust, fraud, product liability and intellectual property cases.

Such work for previous cases has been related to:

•Wage-and-hour class action matters.

•A payday-lending investigation.

In addition, Tessa prepares and reviews litigation-hold policies and practices for local, regional and national corporations and manages large-scale document review projects. She counsels attorneys on all aspects of e-discovery, including preservation, collection, review and production, and advises them on review platforms, review protocols and forms of production. She also has briefed and argued motions in federal and state district courts and the Missouri Court of Appeals, achieving favorable results.

Tessa is a member of Husch Blackwell's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team and serves on the firm's Diversity Council.


The Hon. Jerry G. Elliott, Kansas Court of Appeals, 1992-1994


•Assisted a client's lead trial counsel with the e-discovery of two wage-and-hour class action lawsuits, with responsibility for all aspects of discovery - preservation and collection, establishing review and production protocols, supervising document review and analysis, responding and objecting to requests for production of documents (RFPD), and preparing and responding to discovery motions.

•Prepared witnesses for and took/defended Rule 30(b)(6) depositions regarding company's information systems.

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8 Ways to Slash Discovery Costs - Now!
Tessa K. Jacob, September 25, 2014
There has been much discussion among in-house lawyers lately about controlling legal spend. Much of the discussion is focused on soaring discovery costs related to the proliferation of electronic data. As an eDiscovery attorney, I employ early case assessment strategies and tools,...

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Tessa K. Jacob

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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