Your attorney has done a fabulous job. I hope you appreciate what she’s done for you.
—The Hon. Claudia A. Wilken, Chief U.S. District Court Judge (N.D. Cal.)

Jessica Bogo focuses on construction law, guiding clients through all phases of the construction process, including licensing, contracting, project delivery, claims, and dispute resolution.  

Primarily representing owners and general contractors, Bogo has represented clients in the United States and abroad, on a wide range of projects, including commercial, residential, and energy projects. In addition to California, Bogo is also licensed to practice in Washington, DC.

Jessica's pronouns are she, her, and hers.

Representative Experience

  • Representing general contractor in builder’s risk litigation concerning construction of West Coast skyscraper.
  • Representing general contractor of adjacent construction project in litigation related to alleged uneven and excessive settlement of Millennium Tower.
  • Represented an EPC contractor in the arbitration of over $100 million in disputes arising out of the design and construction of copper and molybdenum mining facilities.

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  • Represented contractor in litigation against San Francisco Community College District arising out of the construction and installation of modular educational facilities.

Professional Highlights

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  • Honors & Awards
  • Speaking Engagements
    • Moderator, Building Bridges:  A Conversation with the Honorable Victoria Kolakowski, January 2021

    • Speaker, COVID Impacts on Construction, August 2020

    • Speaker, Maximizing Work Experience in Law School, July 2020

    • Speaker, COVID-19 Delay & Schedule Issues, June 2020 

    • Speaker, Job Search Strategies for Diverse Law Students, April 2019

    • Speaker, Construction Law and Ethics:  Game Show Style, February 2019

    • Speaker, Ethics and Construction Law, January 2019

    • Speaker, Construction Law and Ethics:  Game Show Style, October 2018

    • Speaker, Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession: The Myth of the Meritocracy, January 2016

    • Speaker, Out in the Law, January 2016

    • Speaker, Past, Present, and Future E-Discovery Trends, March 2015

  • Publications
    • Co-Editor, ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Fundamentals of Construction Law 3d Ed., 2021
    • Contributing Editor, ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Construction Lawyer, 2019 – 2020
    • Author, "Choice of Law and Protecting Privilege," Society of Construction Law, September 2018
    • Author, "Construction Design Professionals and the Economic Loss Doctrine:  A Look at New York and California (for ABA Publication Under Construction)," Fall 2017
    • Author, "On the Inside Looking Out: Thoughts on the Pros and Cons of Life as In-House Counsel (for ABA Publication Under Construction)," Winter 2017
    • Author, "Guidance for Companies Developing and Implementing Antitrust Compliance Programs," October 2014
    • Author, "Citing Conception, FINRA Panel Oks Class Action Waivers in Broker-Dealer Customer Arbitration Agreements," February 2013
  • Memberships & Associations
    • Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Construction Law 2020/2021 Regional Program

    • Steering Committee, Division Four (Project Delivery and Construction Technology) of the ABA Forum on Construction Law (2019 – Present)

    • Site Coordinator, ABA Forum on Construction Law for San Francisco 2018 Regional Program

    • Member, ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Committee (2015 – Present)

    • Board of Directors, Glen Park Association (2019 – Present)

    • Board of Directors, Pride Law Fund (2013 – Present)

    • Board of Directors, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (“BALIF”) (2013 – 2017; Co-Chair 2015 – 2017)


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2010

    B.A., English, Davidson College, 2002


  • California

    District of Columbia


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

    U.S. District Court for the Central District of California