Jesse Z. Weiss


Jesse represents defendants and plaintiffs in shareholder, fiduciary, SEC, business, and employment disputes in all forums, including federal and state trial courts and courts of appeal, regulatory/administrative proceedings, and private arbitrations.

A former litigation partner at two top international law firms, Jesse provides big firm experience and expertise with small-firm client focus and efficiency. His clients have included public and private companies, shareholders, executives, directors, boards and board committees, employers, and employees.

Austin Top Attorneys 2020 logoJesse has more than 20 years of experience across numerous industries and types of litigation and has successfully represented clients against the country’s most sophisticated law firms, against federal and state regulators, and in internal investigations. He has defended and prosecuted securities and non-securities class action lawsuits, appeared on behalf of clients in proceedings around the country, and represented clients around the world.

An Austin native, Jesse lives there with his attorney wife and their three non-attorney children.

Practice Focuses


  • Texas
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Pro hac vice admissions in federal and state courts around the country

Prior Employment

  • Partner – Brophy Edmundson Shelton & Weiss, PLLC
  • EVP & General Counsel – Rêv Worldwide, Inc.
  • Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Partner – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Judicial Clerk – Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz, Minnesota Supreme Court


  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., philosophy and government
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