Jessica advises her clients in all aspects of business counsel and disputes, with a particular focus on data privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property. Jessica is chair of the firm's cybersecurity and data privacy practice and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) through the ANSI-accredited International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Jessica’s broad experience includes advising clients on data privacy compliance, including state, federal and international cybersecurity and data privacy laws. She defends clients in data breach class action litigations and routinely manages data incidents, breaches and advises on breach notification obligations. Jessica regularly advises clients through incident response matters including forensic engagement and oversight, threat actor negotiations, and insurance coverage matters. Jessica also prepares incident response strategies, information governance plans, privacy policies and reviews technology and software contracts for data privacy compliance and intellectual property protection. She has a particularized knowledge on compliance with NY SHIELD Act, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and industry-focused compliance with the NY Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Jessica obtained a Certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership from Carnegie Mellon in 2019.

Particular to her IP litigation experience, Jessica’s practice includes protecting patents and trademarks in federal and appellate courts and before the International Trade Commission for clients in industries such as medical and mechanical devices, computer software and hardware, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and e-commerce technologies. Jessica also assists clients in trademark prosecution and branding counsel. Jessica’s experience in appellate work includes argument before the Federal Circuit.

Jessica is a veteran commercial litigator with extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience, in both state and federal court. Prior to joining Bond, Jessica practiced in the New York City office of a prominent intellectual property law firm, Morgan & Finnegan, LLP, (acquired by Locke Lord), and she was a judicial intern for Judge Leonard D. Wexler in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jessica is a certified mediator and a member of the Federal Court Mediation Panel for the Western District of the United States District Court.


  • Defense of Patent Infringement Claims Against Financial Institutions, Medical Device Manufactures, and Computer Software/Hardware Companies
  • Defense of Class Action Suit Related to Data Privacy
  • Breach of Contract & Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation on Behalf of Greek Yogurt producer 
  • Co-chaired Jury Trial in Complex Commercial Dispute in Erie County Supreme Court, Commercial Division
  • Defense of Environmental Contamination Claims Against Oil & Gas Clients
  • Defense of Financial Institutions From Patent Infringement Allegations
  • Defense of Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Under OSHA in the Department of Labor

  • New York Super Lawyers®, IP Litigation, 2022
    • Upstate New York Rising Star, 2013-2015
  • Buffalo Business First, Legal Elite of Western New York, 2020
  • Buffalo Business First, 40 Under 40, 2020 
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Privacy, Big Data & Cybersecurity Committee, Co-Chair, 2020
    • Women in Intellectual Property Committee, Member
    •  Law Firm Management Committee, Member
  • Former president, St. John's University School of Law Intellectual Property Law Society

  • The Rise of Legal Technology in 2023, Opportunities and Challenges NYSBA CLE Seminar, March 21, 2023
  • Cybersecurity: New York SHIELD Act Enforcement, The Council of Industry, February 9, 2023
  • Cybersecurity Ethics Webinar- New York State Association of School Attorneys, February 8, 2023
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Concerns for Financial Advisors, Financial Planning Association – Western New York Chapter, January 11, 2023
  • Presenter, NY SHIELD Act Enforcement, Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, November 15, 2022
  • Panelist, Do you need to build or mature your business's cybersecurity program?, Avalon Cyber, November 15, 2022
  • Panelist, Cyber Law Society Data Privacy Panel, Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, October 26, 2022
  • Panelist, Cybersecurity Panel, M&T Insurance, October 5, 2022
  • Panelist, Panel of Experts: Cyber Security 2022, Buffalo Business First, September 22, 2022
  • Navigating the Intersection of Cybersecurity and Litigation, FBA - NDNY, August 23, 2022
  • Moderator, Buffalo chapter of The Institute for Supply Management®, “Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation; Lessons Learned from Ransomware Triage,” May 6, 2022
  • Cybersecurity Risks Manufacturers Face, Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, January 27, 2022
  • An Interview with Jessica Copeland, World Data Privacy Day, Legally Bond Podcast, January 24, 2022
  • Cybersecurity in a Remote Work Environment, CNY SHRM, July 8, 2021
  • Solarwinds – Pandora’s Box of Cybersecurity and Data Risks, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, June 15, 2021
  • An Interview with Jessica Copeland, Data Privacy, Legally Bond Podcast, April 12, 2021
  • A Review of the NY SHIELD Act and How it Impacts Your Dealership, New York State Automobile Dealers Association, May 5, 2021
  • Best Practices in the COVID Era, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, February 24, 2021
  • Preserving A/C Privilege & Work Product Immunity in Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Data Breach Forensic Investigations, The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, November 12, 2020
  • NY SHIELD Act – Data Security Standards Set to Protect New York Resident Data, SUNY Buffalo State College, April 30, 2020
  • Securely Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic, iSecure, April 23, 2020
  • NYS Shield Act In Review, iSecure, March 24, 2020
  • GDPR Compliance for Higher Education Websites, New York City, January 15, 2020
  • Cybersecurity Compliance Landscape 2020 Panel, Rochester Security Spill, November 21, 2019
  • Interactive Panel: NY Social Media Guidelines, New York Intellectual Property Law Association One-Day Patent CLE Seminar, November 13, 2019
  • Changes to NYS Data Privacy Laws, Bond Buffalo Labor and Employment Law Seminar, October 24, 2019

  • Association for Data and Cyber Governance
  • The Buffalo Society of Natural Science, Vice Chairman of the Board
    • Chair of Audit Committee
  • SUNY Buffalo State College, Adjunct Professor
    • Data Science & Analytics Master of Science Program, Advisory Board
    • Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics Master of Science Program, Advisory Board
  • Western District of New York, Pro Se Assistance Program
  • YWCA Western New York, Board Member, President