Education

  • University of Connecticut (JD, 1989)
  • University of Connecticut (BA, History, 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Tax Court

Jen focuses her bi-coastal C-suite executive compensation practice on meeting the increasingly complex employment needs of executives of public and private corporations.

When she isn’t negotiating employment, equity and severance arrangements, Jen leverages her twenty-five years of experience as a trial lawyer to help clients craft business solutions to legal problems. Her representative cases involve claims pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour laws, trade secret protection, enforcement of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, and contract disputes.

While Jen is a zealous advocate in the courtroom, she relishes her role as counselor and focuses her practice on solving employee mobility issues, litigating wage and hour class actions, and making employment regulations accessible for her corporate clients. Some of her more recent representative litigation matters include:

  • Obtained reversal of jury verdict after trial on appeal for race discrimination claims against a real estate developer in the Bronx County Supreme Court.
  • Represented international commercial bank in defense of employment discrimination claims.
  • Obtained a judgment after trial for a medical device manufacturer against its former CEO affirming the company’s termination of the CEO for cause under an employment agreement, and an award of legal fees for the company against the former CEO.
  • Represented a leading provider of cloud computing applications and members of its management team in an employee non-solicitation lawsuit.
  • Successfully defeated claims after preliminary injunction hearing by one of the nation’s largest integrated pharmacy management companies against a former executive to prevent him from joining its competitor.
  • Represented a global investment bank relating to an alleged breach of an employee’s restrictive covenant agreement and unfair competition claims.
  • Obtained reversal of jury verdict after trial on appeal for race discrimination claims against a real estate developer in the Bronx County Supreme Court.
  • Successfully defeated collective action and class action certification in a wage and hour action against a provider of home health aides.

Jen, who has an AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County and is a faculty member and advisor to The Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists Navy Seals and other armed services special operators transition from military service to the private sector.

Jen is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other publications about employment topics and is a frequent contributor to the firm’s award-winning employmentmatters.com blog.

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