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Jessica Ireton



University of Houston Law Center, Magna Cum Laude, Juris Doctorate 2014

Boston University, Master of Science, Business Administration, 2008

University of Michigan, Bachelor Arts in Political Science and Japanese Studies, With High Distinction, 2004


Order of the Barons

Managing Editor, Houston Business & Tax Law Journal

Winner, ICSID Student Writing Competition 2014

Phi Beta Kappa

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Bar Admissions



Jessica Ireton’s practice focuses on both general litigation and transactional efforts in the oil and gas industry.  Her business background and experience in the energy sector lend a unique perspective toward helping clients negotiate effective contracts to meet their business needs and protect their interests.

Ms. Ireton is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal.  She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ireton served in Iraq as a Marine Corps Logistics Officer.  She then spent several years negotiating contracts for a major oil and gas company.  As a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, she coordinated several projects to develop more efficient contracting processes, templates and negotiating strategies. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)


Articles & Publications

  • “Social Media: What Control Do Employers Have Over Employee Social Media Activity in the Workplace?”  Houston Business & Tax Law Journal, Vol. 14.1.
  • “The Admissibility of Evidence in ICSID Arbitration:  Considering the Validity of WikiLeaks Cables as Evidence,”  ICSID Review, Vol. 30, No.1, Winter 2015.