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Jessica M. Leano

Jessica M. Leano joined the firm in 2018 as part of Horvitz & Levy LLP’s Appellate Fellowship Program. Ms. Leano supports Horvitz & Levy’s attorneys by conducting nuanced and prompt legal research on a wide variety of issues, preparing legal memoranda to assist in the development of appellate briefs, and cite-checking briefs and motions. She graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and certificates in Dispute Resolution, Entrepreneurship and the Law, and Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law.

While in law school, she served on the editorial board of the Pepperdine Law Review as a Lead Articles Editor. She also held Research Assistant and Teaching Fellow positions and was elected president of Pepperdine’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association chapter (2016-2017). She completed a judicial externship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in 2016. Ms. Leano was admitted to the State Bar of California in December 2018.


  • The Agenda-Setting Power of Saturday Night Live, 5 Elon J. Undergraduate Res. Communications 81 (2014).