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Jessica I. Wilson

Associate
jessica.wilson@kattenlaw.com
Austin Office
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f+1.512.650.1002
Overview

Jessica Wilson concentrates her practice in environmental, health and safety (EHS) enforcement matters, crisis management, and workplace incident response. She counsels clients in connection with major industrial accidents, crisis response, process safety incidents and workplace fatalities. Jessica has helped clients respond to investigations by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and state regulatory agencies. She has worked with several refineries in connection with Cal/OSHA's recently implemented process safety Program Quality Verification (PQV) inspections.

Jessica also assists on environmental regulatory matters, including matters involving the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and climate change policy and regulation.

Shown below is a selection of Jessica’s engagements.

Experience
  • Representation of a national oil company in connection with a DOJ investigation into an offshore incident involving multiple fatalities.
  • Representation of companies in multi-agency investigations, including before the CSB, EPA, OSHA, and other state and local agencies.
  • Representation of companies in citation actions by federal and state occupational, safety and health agencies.
  • Representation of integrated energy companies and industry groups in multiple process safety and environmental regulatory rulemakings by federal and state agencies.
  • Representation of a midstream energy company in CSB, EPA and OSHA investigations following a plant fire.
  • Pro bono representation of a non-violent drug offender through the Clemency Project resulting in the commutation of client's mandatory life sentence.
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Jessica I. Wilson

Education

  • JD, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • BAS, University of California, Davis, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Memberships

  • Austin Bar Association, Environmental Section