Jessica Pulliam chairs the trial department in Dallas. She is nationally recognized for her leading role defending public companies and their officers and directors, private enterprises and professional firms. She has handled a variety of complex litigation matters including class actions, accounting and disclosure issues, securities fraud, fiduciary litigation, SEC and PCAOB investigations, whistleblower claims, post-deal disputes. In 2016, Law360 profiled Ms. Pulliam as one of seven rising securities litigators across the country. In 2015, she was selected as one of the Dallas Business Journal's “40 Under 40.”
Recently, Ms. Pulliam handled direct and cross examination of expert witnesses in the first evidentiary hearing on class certification in a Rule 10b-5 securities following the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2398 (2014). She defended a fraud dispute that was profiled in the Wall Street Journal. She argued a motion to dismiss a former Citigroup official from an ongoing securities class action in the Southern District of New York with a favorable outcome.
Following graduation from law school, Ms. Pulliam served as law clerk to the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Ms. Pulliam is active in the community. She long served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Contemporary, Dallas’s contemporary art museum. She serves as a Director of the Texas Law Review Association. She actively supports many other organizations including Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas and Attorneys Serving the Community, an organization of women lawyers supporting local nonprofits.