Jessica Oeffner

Jessica Wagner Oeffner joined Baron & Budd’s Dallas litigation team in 2018 as electronic discovery counsel. She coordinates large-scale discovery projects, applying project management strategies and strong consultative support to efficiently and effectively navigate the intricacies of mass litigation.

Ms. Oeffner has accrued extensive experience managing litigation, having served in every role from quality-control and advanced witness preparation to project head. The various teams she has directed have ranged from ten to 250 attorneys, lasted as long as four years, and have offered Ms. Oeffner the opportunity to adapt and learn from both domestic and international colleagues, leadership, and clients. Currently, Ms. Oeffner focuses primarily on the nationwide litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors that have caused an ever-worsening opioid epidemic in the United States. Ms. Oeffner is proud to put to use her unique perspective and unparalleled understanding of the litigation lifecycle, litigation technology and electronic discovery in fighting for victims of the opioid crisis and “protecting what’s right”.

Ms. Oeffner graduated with her Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She earned her Diploma in Civil Law from Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France, with a focus on Intellectual Property and Trade.

Jessica Oeffner has been acting as a private coach to students of the Texas Bar Exam for the past six years, although she knows experiencing that particular exam over and over is not a typical pastime! When she is not leading teams of attorneys and mass litigation discovery, Ms. Oeffner can be found indulging her passion for reading everything she can get her hands on, caring for her two retired racing greyhounds, and volunteering with the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. She is deeply involved in her downtown neighborhood of Dallas and hosts monthly community social events such as the Deep Ellum Mimosa Walks.

Education

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 2009)

Université Jean Moulin Lyon (Diploma of Civil Law, 2007)

Louisiana State University (B.A., 2004)

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas

Professional Associations

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Languages

French