CWRU Law Alum Supports $4.2 Billion Project at JFK Airport

Jessica Ice Headshot

Jessica Ice (LAW ‘20), an associate at Squire Patton Boggs, recently supported a $4.2 billion project to support redevelopment at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Squire Patton Boggs LLP team was brought on in early spring of 2022 to serve as co-bond counsel to the New York Transportation Development Corporation as the conduit issuer of bonds for the project. 

“As an associate on the bond counsel team, I supported this project by drafting and editing many of the financing and bond documents, participating in negotiations and coordinating the logistics necessary to submit documents to TDC for approval and to close the transaction.” Jessica remarks. 

During her time at CWRU School of Law, Jessica was involved in Law Review, American Constitution Society and Graduate Student Association. Reflecting on her time here, she specifically mentions Juliet Kostritsky, Director of the Center for Business Law, as an influential mentor during her time in law school and beyond. Kostritsky and Ice even co-authored a paper entitled “Why Choose LTAs? An Empirical Study of Ohio Manufacturers’ Contractual Choices Through a Bargaining Lens” that was published in the American University Business Law Review.

“I was able to use many skills I learned at Case Western Reserve University School of Law including reviewing important contractual provisions from my contracts class, drafting and filing UCC statements from my secured transactions class and contract drafting from my LLEAP classes (thanks to Professors Kostritsky, Robertson and Salerno).” Ice says.

Jessica was recognized as a distinguished graduate of the 2020 class, receiving the Federal Bar Association for earning the highest grades in each section of Constitutional Law I. She was awarded the Diane Ethics Award for demonstrating, in academic, professional and extracurricular activities, the best understanding of the ethics and ideals of the legal profession. Jessica was also recognized by the National Association of Women Lawyers, receiving the Outstanding Women Law Graduate Award for achievements in academic distinction and promising contributions to society and the profession.

“As a young female attorney, it was really exciting to work with very talented female led teams on all sides of the transaction. Getting to work with and witness amazing women driving such a large and important project to fruition was very inspiring.”