Jessica has been a Commissioner of the FCC since 2012. From 2007 to 2012, she was Senior Communications Counsel on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Prior to working for the U.S. Senate, she worked at the FCC in various legal advisory positions from 1999 to 2007, including Senior Legal Advisor to former Commissioner Michael J. Copps. She was the Legal Counsel to the Bureau Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau from 2002 to 2003 and from 1999 to 2002, she served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Policy Division of the Common Carrier Bureau.
Jessica joined Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1997 and remained with the firm through 1999. She was a member of the Communications Litigation Practice Group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Jessica received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law.