Jennifer’s practice focuses on investigations involving the workplace, athletic teams, and Title IX complaints. Jennifer conducts investigations relating to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and misconduct. She also conducts trainings for staff and management on how to conduct effective workplace investigations. Jennifer also has experience in employment litigation and client counseling.
Trained in Trauma Informed Forensic Interviewing, Jennifer is an experienced investigator in Title IX sexual misconduct and harassment claims. She has investigated cases involving University faculty and administrators, underage complainants, multiple respondents, and complex issues involving incapacitation and consent. Jennifer also serves as an Appeal Hearing Officer for Title IX cases.
In this role, Jennifer reviews campus investigations and responses to Title IX allegations, within the framework of the individual school’s appeal process. As an Appeal Hearing Officer, Jennifer has handled cases involving sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, incapacitation, and inability to consent.
Jennifer is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California and the Federal District Courts of the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California. In 2012, she received a Certificate of Completion from the Association of Workplace Investigators Institute.
Jennifer began her legal career as a litigator in Mobile, Alabama, where she defended premises liability actions for international retail companies. She has also been admitted to practice before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, and all state and federal courts of Alabama and Mississippi.
CA State Bar No. 275878
MS State Bar No. 102759
AL State Bar No. ASB-5407-I72D
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