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Overview

Clients benefit from having Jenna on their team, whether they need routine labor and employment counseling or representation for complex litigation.

Jenna frequently advises employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as numerous wage payment statutes.

Understanding that litigation can be an unwanted distraction, Jenna makes clients’ problems her problems so clients can focus on running their businesses. She has experience in federal and state courts and represents clients in mediation and arbitration. 

Jenna’s practice includes counseling clients as part of due diligence for corporate deals. She also works closely with local startup companies, providing advice on employment matters that arise when hiring and employing a new workforce.


Services

Recognition

  • Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, 2016 Pro Bono Honor Roll

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
    • high honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • The George Washington Law Review
  • B.A., Brandeis University
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy, Graduate
Experience
  • Served as lead associate on multimillion-dollar withdrawal liability arbitration.
  • Obtained total defense jury verdict in claims regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation against large healthcare client.
Outside the Office

Jenna loves to spend time outside, including tending her vegetable garden, jogging around the neighborhood and participating in yoga on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She and her husband volunteer and support a number of local causes.

Community Leadership

At a local Kansas public school, Jenna serves as a coach for Girls on the Run, a program that seeks to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Jenna is also proud to serve as President of the Young Professional Board at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), a nonprofit working to assist refugees and others to achieve self-reliance.

She is also Chair of the Advisory Council for the inaugural Kansas City chapter of AVODAH, a national nonprofit working to strengthen the Jewish community’s fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Prior to law school, Jenna devoted one year to AVODAH’s Service Corps.