As Director, Legal Solutions at Commonwealth Legal, Jessica Lockett is responsible for the strategic leadership and design of innovative review and discovery solutions. Jessica is an experienced lawyer who has spent the last several years working in the ediscovery and document review arena, managing and overseeing document review projects for various clients including law firms, government bodies, and corporate entities in a range of industries.
Jessica takes pride in aligning solutions to the needs and priorities of legal teams and is adept at architecting and delivering innovative approaches and workflows to ensure the efficient and effective completion of document review projects. She has extensive experience in relation to complex commercial litigation and arbitration, class action law suits, criminal and financial investigations, as well as productions for regulatory requests. Jessica’s experience working directly with legal teams on large, complex cases combined with her technology expertise gives her unique insight into the emerging needs of lawyers in the discovery process.
Some highlights of Jessica’s experiences include: managing teams of over 100 contract review lawyers; coordinating concurrent, cross-border review teams; as well as overseeing reviews for multi-jurisdictional parallel proceedings (i.e., separate and distinct production requests from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Competition Bureau with respect to the same transaction).
Prior to entering the field of ediscovery, Jessica acted as counsel to TD Bank, providing legal, regulatory, and risk management support to TD's wealth and investment lines of business. Jessica received her legal training at Goodmans LLP, a leading national business and transactional law firm, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009.