Jessica Sabbath - McDermott Will & Emery


Jessica (Jess) Sabbath focuses her practice on domestic and cross-border high-stakes litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on construction disputes arising from large energy and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining McDermott, Jess was senior counsel at a Fortune 500 energy company, where she provided strategic business and legal advice on matters arising from multimillion-dollar contracts. Drawing from nearly two decades of experience as both in-house and outside counsel for energy, construction, infrastructure and manufacturing companies, Jess approaches litigation with each client’s business objectives at the forefront of her strategy.

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  • Represented a Brazilian oil and gas company in a $600 million ICC arbitration over the design and construction of floating oil and gas processing plants off the coast of Brazil*
  • Represented the owner of a Colombian oil refinery in a multibillion-dollar dispute against an EPC contractor before the ICC*
  • Represented a Fortune 50 company in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit claiming design defects in connection with the renovation of its New York City headquarters*

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  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, member
  • State Bar of Georgia, former co-chair of the Construction Law Section’s CLE Committee
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Saturday Lawyers Program, participant
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, member


Tulane Law School, JD, summa cum laude, 2004
University of Virginia, BS, with distinction, 2001


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