Jacqueline’s dynamic labor and employment practice serves a range of clients in public education, with a particular focus on special education law. She advises school districts and intermediate units on all aspects of special education evaluation, identification and program/placement, including defending clients in administrative due process proceedings.
Jacqueline utilizes her experience representing parents and students to help clients anticipate legal challenges and identify creative and effective solutions when disputes escalate. Her guidance assists public entities with IDEA/Section 504 compliance, student discipline, student and employee accommodations under the ADA as well as with other requirements under applicable federal and state laws.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Jacqueline was an associate at two Philadelphia-area law firms where she handled education, school law, labor, employment and litigation matters.
Before that, she worked as an attorney adviser at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, where she researched and drafted decisions for administrative law judges in cases involving federal benefits, workers’ compensation, employee protections/whistleblower and immigration statutes.
While at Emory University School of Law, Jacqueline was a student attorney in the Barton Child Law & Policy Center's Appeal for Youth Clinic, which protects the legal interests of children in the juvenile justice systems.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Jacqueline has served on the planning committee and as a coach for the nonprofit organization, Girls on the Run, an after-school program designed to inspire and empower girls of all abilities.