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Jessica C. Engler, CIPP/US

Jessica Engler, CIPP/US, is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the intellectual property, construction, and data security groups. Jessica has experience in the many aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, and copyrights. 

Jessica’s experience in intellectual property matters spans a wide range of technologies including electronic devices, medical devices, electric power protection, and construction materials. As a registered patent attorney, Jessica drafts, files, and prosecutes patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in various technologies and industries including electronics and circuit design, power systems designs, medical devices, manufacturing, and consumer and industrial products. In addition to the experience in filing and prosecuting applications to obtain intellectual property rights, she has experience in drafting assignment and licensing agreements concerning the various intellectual property rights.

Jessica’s technical background is also utilized in her data security practice, where she advises clients on data breaches and privacy-related legal challenges. She assists clients in responding to breaches, evaluating corporate compliance, assessing prevention strategies, performing third party vendor risk assessments, and creating incident management plans. Jessica also defends clients that are threatened with litigation after a breach.

As a practitioner in the firm’s construction group, Jessica has also assisted with the litigation of building defect claims and payment disputes, defense of professionals before LAPELS, public bid protests, and evaluation of construction contracts. Jessica is experienced in mediation and arbitration, including international arbitration.

Jessica has been awarded the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US) designation by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in January 2018.

Jessica currently serves as the Young Lawyer Liaison Chair to the DRI Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of numerous clients in drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Representation of numerous clients in prosecuting copyright applications before the United States Copyright Office
  • Successful appeal of Patent Examiner rejections before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Defense of an independent clothing merchant against claims of trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and trademark dilution
  • Representation of contracts in payment dispute against the building owner
  • Representation of individuals and engineering firms during compliance investigations before the Louisiana Professional Engineering & Land Surveying Board
  • Representation of numerous companies in responding to data breaches and hacking 
  • Representation of client in evaluating a third party vendor’s breach risk


Jessica earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2010. She earned her J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 2013, where she was managing editor and a founding member of the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources and Moot Court board member. Jessica was named to the Chancellor's List and received the CALI award in Federal Complex Litigation, Patent Law and Legal Research and Writing. She was also a finalist in the Tullis Moot Court competition and awarded best brief.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2013; United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC)

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Young Lawyer Liaison Chair, DRI Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee
  • Regional Council Member, Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR)
  • Member, Forum 35
  • Member, Junior League of Baton Rouge