Jessie is an associate in the Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions group.

Jessie Chao
New York
P+1 646 797 5545

Jessie specializes in corporate partnering, strategic alliances, technology protection, and licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets. Jessie advises venture capitalists and companies on intellectual property, technology, and privacy aspects of venture capital financings and M&A deals, focusing on transactional IP issues. She represents a wide variety of technology companies, from consumer internet, software, bioscience, telecommunications, financial technology, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.

Jessie graduated as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar and Anderson Scholar with Highest Distinction (1 of 89 out of 6,290) from the University of Florida Honors College and as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School.


  • University of Florida, B.S., International Studies
    • cum laude
  • Columbia Law School, J.D.