Jessica L. Turko

Co-Chair, Technology Industry Group
New York

I advise a wide variety of emerging company and established clients on complex commercial transactions.

Jessica Turko’s practice focuses on drafting and negotiating technology license, content license, data license, end user license, strategic collaboration, research, services, supply, distribution and vendor agreements. 

She counsels clients on data protection, privacy, consumer protection, intellectual property, right of publicity, and marketing and advertising laws, particularly with respect to emerging technologies. Jessica also provides IP-related support in the context of company formations, financings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Jessica was the general counsel of a SaaS startup in the visual marketing industry which was acquired by a publicly traded company. She has significant experience advising emerging companies on legal issues related to social media and user-generated content.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2001
  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York


  • Italian


  • Endicott Growth Equity Partners, L.P., an investment fund focused exclusively on the information services, data, and analytics sector, in the acquisition of a majority stake and a strategic growth investment in BNamericas

Honors & Involvement

  • Articles Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology
  • Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of New York, Member
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), Member

Speaking Engagements

  • “Data-Tech Software Agreements,” NYIPLA Transactions Bootcamp (October 2021) 
  • "Do You Really Have a Deal? Making and Enforcing Online Customer Agreements," Webinar (April 2021)
  • “Best Practices: Terms of Use and Privacy Policies,” Webinar (February 2020)
  • “Contracts Risk Assessment,” TechGC Roundtable, (October 2020)
  • “IP Licensing Pitfalls for the Generalist In-House Counsel,” Webinar (March 2019)
  • “Personal Data: Own or Be Owned,” Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance, New York, NY (December 2016)
  • “Image Recognition Technology: Privacy and Security Issues,” Privacy + Security Forum, Washington, D.C. (October 2016)