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Jenny represents management in a broad range of employment matters, focused primarily on single plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination and labor relations. 

Jenny is skilled in representing clients in all phases of litigation, including any appellant processes. Her experience includes defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation as well as alleged violations of federal and California wage and hour laws.  She defends employers in state and federal courts throughout California, before government agencies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), and in binding arbitrations.  

She has resolved numerous matters, including disposing of claims on summary judgment and obtaining favorable outcomes through mediation.

She also assists clients through various facets of traditional labor law including collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations, obtaining favorable rulings in both disciplinary and contract interpretation matters.

Jenny represents clients in a broad range of industries including healthcare, hospitality, retail, and entertainment.  She also devotes her time to keeping her clients up to date on the constantly changing legal developments and advising on matters from pre-employment through separation. She also conducts workplace investigations, trainings, and provides advice and counsel for personnel and management issues.

Jenny is FordHarrison’s 2021 Pathfinder for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.  Prior to joining FordHarrison, Jenny was an associate in the Los Angeles office of a large national full service firm defending clients ranging from small business to large corporations in all phases of complex, multi-party litigation. This post allowed her to develop a diverse range of experience handling not only employment matters, but also business litigation, products liability, and general liability.

Jenny is an active member of her local Kiwanis Club, which helps support the children in her and surrounding communities.  She also spends time supporting organizations dedicated to ending food insecurity.
 

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment on a claim for whistleblower retaliation and defamation against a healthcare provider.
  • Obtained summary judgment on a claim for waiting time penalties against a large retail corporation.
  • Maintains a winning record in labor arbitrations involving both discipline and contract interpretation. 
  • Served as second chair in a jury trial, obtaining a pre-trial ruling precluding an eight figure loss of earnings claim and resulting in a dismissal.
     
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2021 Class of Pathfinders