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Jessica Neale, a law clerk at COJK, devotes her time to drafting patent applications for inventions in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering, with a focus in cellulose fiber technologies.

Prior to joining COJK, Jessica worked as a legal intern at the China-based law firm of DeHeng Law Offices, in Beijing, China, where she was involved in cross-border investments and international disputes and arbitration matters. Prior to entering the legal field, Jessica was a software quality assurance engineer in the electronic mobile device industry and a chemical research engineer working in cellulose technology. Jessica’s work experience extends to technical writing and Japanese-to-English translations for an international public media organization.

Jessica is currently a 2L student at the University of Washington School of Law, with an expected graduation date of June 2023. She has a Bachelor of Science in bioresource science and engineering. While in law school, Jessica served as the co-president of the Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association and as a 1L representative. Currently an editorial staff member of the Washington International Law Journal, Jessica will soon assume the role of executive managing editor of the publication. Jessica speaks native Chinese and is fluent in Japanese.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O’Connor Johnson KindnessPLLC 
      Law Clerk, Seattle, WA, 2022 - present
    • Japan Intellectual Property Association
      Teaching Assistant, Tokyo, Japan, Summer 2022
    • DeHeng Law Offices
      Legal Intern, Beijing, China, Summer 2021
  • Technical Experience

    • BTI at Samsung Electronics America
      Software Quality Assurance Engineer, 2018 – 2019
    • Georgia-Pacific LLC
      Chemical Research Engineer, 2016 – 2017
    • Capstone Technology
      Technical Writer Intern, 2014




    • University of Washington School of Law, 2L
    • Global Leadership Fellows Program, Waseda University, 2016
    • ​B.S., Bioresource Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 2015

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