Jessica O. Taylor Associate

Jessica practices with the restructuring and insolvency legal team and focuses her practice on insolvency and debtor-creditor issues, including corporate bankruptcy proceedings and liquidation.

Before joining the firm, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Brian F. Kenney of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Jessica’s judicial experience extends to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, where she interned for the Honorable Allan L. Gropper during her second year of law school.

During her time at St. John’s University School of Law, Jessica also served as Vice President of the Black Law Students Association, and staff member for the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. In addition, Jessica received an academic merit scholarship to St. John’s Law for her achievements prior to entering law school.

“It is not solely our results that define us, but also the integrity, passion, and preparation that guide us to get there.”


Representation of leading financial institutions regarding mortgage servicing, relief from the automatic stay, foreclosure, and loss mitigation matters.

  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Co-author, "Valuation Conundrums in Crammed-Down Chapter 11 Business Reorganization Cases," ABI Journal, November 2017
  • Co-author, "Section 363(f) Sales Free and Clear – Does the Interest in Property “Run with the Land?”," XXIV, VA STATE BAR BANKR. L. NEWS, Fall 2016
  • Author, "The Expansion of a Chapter 7 Trustee’s Protection Under Quasi-Judicial Immunity," ABI BANKR. CASE BLOG, January 28, 2014
  • St. John’s University School of Law, JD, Dean's List, Senior Staff Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, 2015
  • Howard University, BA, Broadcast News, minor in Political Science, magna cum laude, Dean’s List, 2010

Member of the Junior Board, The Faison Center, 2019-2020

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