Jessica C. Abrahams is a partner and the Chair of the Government Contracts Practice at the law firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. She has practiced law for more than thirty-two years, is AV-Rated, and is recognized by Chambers and Super Lawyers as one of the nation’s leading government contracts lawyers. Jessica was named DC Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2000, and she maintains her strong commitment to pro bono through her legal work and contributions to a number of Washington, DC legal services providers. She is committed to the education of girls and to the professional development of women lawyers, as evidenced by her numerous law firm and community activities. Jessica serves on several non-profit boards, including the Boards of the Alice Paul Institute and KEEN Greater DC and the Emeritus Board of the Children’s Law Center, and is the co-chair for the Lawyers Committee for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Jessica believes strongly in volunteerism, and, as an avid supporter of animal welfare issues and a committed advocate of sheltering, she has worked in DC area shelters and with local animal rescue groups for more than a decade. She is a strong supporter of the Humane Rescue Alliance, where she has served as a shelter volunteer, member of the Volunteer Leadership Committee, fundraiser, and Fashion for Paws escort for her supermodel Kerry Blue Terriers.
Jessica lives in Washington, DC with her husband and overly-indulged Kerry Blues, Gilly, Matilda, and Fiadh.