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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.


Industries

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
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • 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.
Alerts | February 28, 2019
Missouri Supreme Court Opines on Scope of Sex Discrimination Prohibited Under Missouri State Law

On February 26, 2019, the Missouri Supreme Court, sitting en banc, released two first impression cases relating to the scope of prohibited sex discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act (“the MHRA”). 

Outside the Office

Jenna loves to spend time with her family and outside, 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

Jenna is proud to serve as an elected member of the Kansas City metro area's Fairway City Council for Ward 4.

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 past 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 currently a committee member for their annual fundraising event, Global Table.

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.