Jessica Arett

Member

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8170

Fax: 303.298.0940

jarett@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Chicago Law School, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History, University of Minnesota, 2010
    • summa cum laude

Jessica is an award-winning trial lawyer based at Sherman & Howard. Her litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes arising out of corporate governance, construction, and real estate issues as well as commercial contracts, and tort claims.  Jessica represents clients of all sizes ranging from international corporations to local small businesses and individuals, successfully helping clients navigate disputes in and out of court.  With experience representing clients all over the country in state and federal court, arbitration, and administrative proceedings, Jessica brings a holistic and creative approach to resolving legal disputes efficiently and effectively.

Jessica is one of the few Colorado lawyers that is certified as a privacy professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She advises businesses and non-profit organizations on issues related to privacy and data security, including working closely with clients to ensure compliance with the most recent data security laws and regulations.  She has experience handling data security issues in the education, health care, public utility, and financial space and frequently advises clients on compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and other state and federal data security laws.

Jessica was recently selected to both the General Counsel Mentorship Program (cohort beginning in 2021) and the Denver Metro Chamber’s Impact Denver program.  For two consecutive years, she has been named to the Best Lawyers in America’s “Ones to Watch” list in recognition of her commercial litigation and appellate practices. Throughout her career, Jessica has also proudly litigated cases involving immigration, civil rights, and protection for victims of domestic violence as part of her pro bono practice.  Prior to joining Sherman & Howard, Jessica worked as a law clerk for Justice Richard Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Publications & Presentations

Professional Activities

  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.)
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court

Highlights

  • Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch,” Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation, Denver (2021-2022)