Jesse Medlong coordinates the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts of DLA Piper’s Consumer Goods, Food and Retail Sector to help clients across a wide range of industries navigate the increasingly critical intersection of business, law, and sustainability. His experience as an environmental lawyer, litigator, and international climate diplomat allows him to advise clients on integrating ESG and sustainability at all levels of their business, and to avoid, manage, and resolve related disputes.

In his environmental practice, Jesse counsels clients on various California and federal environmental regimes, with a particular focus on FIFRA. In this capacity, he advises manufacturers and distributors of pesticides, pest-control devices, consumer packaging, household goods, appliances, and technological components on state, domestic, and international regulatory requirements.

Jesse's unique background also makes him a skilled advocate in business disputes for clients in a wide range of sectors, including retail, financial-services, real estate development, and risk management.

As a military veteran, Jesse also holds a deep commitment to public service, which motivates him to serve in various fiduciary and advisory roles with multiple nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. Jesse is an alumnus of DLA Piper's Krantz Fellowship, which allowed him to spend his first year as an associate working exclusively on pro bono matters. He divided his time that year between providing legal assistance to military veterans and supporting New Perimeter, DLA Piper's international pro bono affiliate. His pro bono work has included matters as diverse as representing veterans seeking VA benefits and representing the Georgian delegation at United Nations climate talks. Jesse's work as a climate diplomat continues to be central to his practice. He also supports DLA Piper's commitment to pro bono as a member of the North American Pro Bono Committee.

Jesse writes on sustainability, ESG, climate change, environmental legal developments, FIFRA, international law, and veterans issues.