Biography

Jessica’s practice focuses on helping businesses comply with a range of employment obligations under state and federal laws and regulations. She has particular skills with identifying preventative workplace measures, policies and procedures that aim to minimize the risk of litigation.

A strategic partner to her clients, Jessica provides advice on a broad range of employment and human resources issues including hiring, separations, employee counseling, performance reviews, personnel policies, wage and hour issues, employee classifications and reclassifications, discrimination and harassment prevention, investigations, and workplace accommodations.  She has experience drafting personnel policies and agreements, including restrictive covenants.   She also helps businesses deploy training programs to address key employment challenges.

Employers rely on Jessica to defend their interests in single plaintiff lawsuits as well as collective and class actions filed in state and federal courts. She represents clients in proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state agencies and has experience defending against pattern-and-practice cases filed by the EEOC.  Jessica also assists clients with the unemployment insurance audit process. Jessica has defended claims brought against employers under a range of laws including:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Title VII
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Various state laws

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Jessica was a member of the employment litigation practice at a national labor and employment law firm. Before that, she clerked for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Gabriel when he served on the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Before law school, Jessica worked for a multinational financial services company where she gained perspective on corporations' business and human resources needs.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Jessica was production editor of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the “Ones to Watch” list in Colorado for Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment by Best Lawyers (2021)*
  • Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers (2014-2019)*

*Awards Methodology