Jesse Marks advocates for clients in a range of complex commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He thrives in high-pressure and high-stakes matters and enjoys working collaboratively with clients and colleagues throughout all phases of litigation.

Jesse's multifaceted litigation practice includes matters concerning appeals, class actions, FINRA arbitrations, trade secrets and antitrust law. He has secured victories for clients in federal court on motions to dismiss, motions on the pleadings, motions for summary judgment and on appeal at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was part of a litigation team that defended a client in a months-long trial involving a complex commercial dispute with more than $500 million in liability at stake. He also recently defended a leading financial institution against a $10 million claim in arbitration, winning a complete liability defense as well as an award of attorneys' fees. 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 committed to pro bono work and has represented clients in immigration proceedings in both district and appellate federal courts, habeas appeals, and child permanency hearings.

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.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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


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




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)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

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


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
  • 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
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