Overview

Jesse Marks advocates for clients in complex commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Jesse seeks to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues throughout all phases of litigation. In his appellate practice, Jesse is bolstered by his background as a clerk in the chambers of Justice Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Jesse is also committed to his pro bono practice and has represented clients in immigration proceedings, habeas appeals and child permanency hearings.

Before joining Faegre Drinker as an associate, Jesse served as a summer associate of the firm, where he drafted legal memoranda and conducted extensive legal research on a wide range of business matters.

Prior to law school, Jesse was a professional ballet dancer for 13 years, performing all over the country including, most notably, as a soloist dancer with the Colorado Ballet and a principal dancer in productions of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Jesse plays the cello, cooks Italian and French food, and enjoys spending time with his family, European travel, football, baseball, soccer and skiing.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Colorado

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Clerkships

Colorado Supreme Court, Hon. Richard L. Gabriel, 2020-2021

Languages

French

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. with honors designation in Legal Practice Skills, Journal of Constitutional Law (associate editor) (2019)

Saint Mary's College of California
B.A. in Performing Arts, summa cum laude (2013)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Jesse is committed to his pro bono clients, whom he represents in immigration proceedings, habeas appeals and child permanency hearings.

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School — Honors Designation in Legal Practice Skills, 2019
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School — Moot Court Board Chair, 2018-19
Awards Methodology
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