Jessica J. Sleater
Office: (646) 599-9848
New York, NY 10001
Jessica J. Sleater represents clients in complex litigation in federal and state courts across the country specializing in consumer and shareholder class actions. She represented toll road customers in a class action resulting in settlement payments of over $20 to class members in Cohen v. F/ETCA, et al. She represented shareholders in N.J. Carpenters Pension Fund v. infoGROUP, Inc., No. 5334-VCN, 2011 Del. Ch. LEXIS 147 (Del. Ch. Oct. 6, 2011), resulting in a $13 million settlement. Her argument on behalf of bondholders in litigation against Argentina was profiled in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She was counsel for plaintiffs/respondents in an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court that resulted in an unanimous decision for plaintiffs in Merck & Co. v. Reynolds.
Ms. Sleater represents pet owners, who purchased pet food that led to the sickness and death of one of their dogs in the class action, Mael, et al. v. Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc. et al. She also represents customers, who purchased hair products that were misrepresented and caused some to lose hair and scalp sores in In re: Monat Hair Care Products Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation. In another class action alleging a racketeering scam, Cisneros v. Petland, Inc., she represents customers, who purchased animals that were certified as healthy, but were not. She is also counsel for pet owners, who purchased a flea and tick medication that failed to warn of its health risks in Palmieri v. Intervet. Inc.
Ms. Sleater graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Truman State University and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. Ms. Sleater was selected as the Editor-in-Chief of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. She is admitted to practice in the courts of the States of New York and Missouri, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Earlier in her career, Ms. Sleater served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri.
Ms. Sleater's articles on the legal industry have been featured in Law360 including The Rise of the Small Firm Class Action Business Model and Where are All the Women in the Plaintiffs' Bar? Ms. Sleater co-founded the Women’s Entrepreneurial Plaintiffs Lawyers Network (wePLn), a group for women attorneys that seeks to foster collaboration, business development, and career growth. Super Lawyers recognizes Ms. Sleater as a New York Metro area "Super Lawyer.”
Outside the office, Ms. Sleater volunteers with RAINN (the Sexual Assault Hotline) helping survivors of sexual assault. She has a rescue dog named Foxie.