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Overview

In an era when state and federal laws constantly evolve, Jennifer provides invaluable help in maintaining compliance and resolving disputes.

Researching new questions and finding new solutions fascinate Jennifer, who advises clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including disputes involving the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. She also provides commercial litigation services. Clients appreciate her curiosity and innovative thinking on these complex, ever-changing issues.

Additionally, Jennifer is vice chair of the firm’s Data Retention and Management Group, which helps businesses manage paper and electronic records, another business process clients may find challenging to handle. She drafts and implements retention policies and schedules for clients, both for government compliance and litigation purposes.


Services

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • summa cum laude
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
      • Dean's List
      • Marquette Law Review, Editor in Chief
  • B.A., Marquette University
    • Writing-Intensive English, minor in French
    • cum laude
      • Dean's List
      • MU Ignatius Scholarship

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Young Lawyers Division, Labor and Employment Law Section

Clerkship

  • The Hon. Michael J. Gableman, Wisconsin Supreme Court

Languages

  • French, conversant
Experience
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of charge of discrimination filed with Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division, alleging discrimination based on applicant's arrest and conviction record.
  • Assisted in drafting provisions in employee handbooks related to drug and alcohol testing, leaves of absence and other issues under both federal and state law.
  • Assisted in reviewing job applications for compliance with various federal and state laws, including Americans with Disabilities Act and Equal Pay Act.
  • Served on trial teams involving noncompete litigation in Wisconsin.
  • Conducted discrimination and harassment training for executive- and management-level employees.
  • Helped clients maintain compliance with federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), drafting disclosure and authorization forms, pre-adverse and post-adverse action notices, and advising clients on FCRA issues related to job applications and hiring.
Outside the Office

Jennifer and her husband are new parents, which accounts for much of her free time. She enjoys yoga and reading, and she and her husband love hiking. Especially memorable hikes include Crabtree Falls and Sharp Top in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.