Jessica N. Walder

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.6282 |

Areas of Practice

Jessica’s practice is focused on class action, complex commercial, and general civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients in a variety of antitrust, health care, securities, and business disputes in state and federal courts across the country.

Jessica joined Lane Powell from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in July 2013. Prior to joining Weil, Jessica served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter L. Carpeneti of the Alaska Supreme Court.

Professional Experience

  • Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP, Associate (2008-2013)
  • Legal Services NYC, Secondment (2011-2012)
  • Alaska Supreme Court, Law Clerk to Chief Justice Walter L. Carpeneti (2007-2008)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California, Civil Division, Law Clerk (2005)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Intern (2002)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • New York


  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 2007)
    • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Student Attorney
    • Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Technical Editor
  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A., High Distinction, 2004)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • U.C. Berkeley Academic Senate, Student Representative

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Health Care
  • Securities Litigation


  • “No ‘Extreme Departure’ From the Classical Materiality Standard for Omissions: Second Circuit Rejects First Circuit Test for Material Omissions in Registration Statements, in Stadnick v. Vivint Solar, Inc. (June 21, 2017),” D&O Developments blog (June 29, 2017)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Health Care (2017)

Jessica N. Walder

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.6282 |