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Jennifer A. Williams

FordHarrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jennifer Williams provides comprehensive advice in labor and employment law issues to clients in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Jennifer served for five years as a law clerk for The Honorable Roanne L. Mann, Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. As Judge Mann's senior law clerk, Jennifer helped manage a docket of more than 300 cases, with a particular emphasis on pretrial matters and settlement strategy. In this role, she also advised the judge on developments in the law and analyzed complex legal issues related to Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Before her judicial clerkship, Jennifer was a litigation associate in the New York office of a large international full-service law firm, where she represented a number of high-profile media and entertainment companies as part of the firm's intellectual property, commercial, and employment law practices.

While in law school, Jennifer served as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class.

Prior to law school, Jennifer, who holds a master's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, worked for a variety of media companies as a writer, editor and researcher.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted federal magistrate judge in crafting settlement proposals for hundreds of wage-and-hour actions, including cases involving collective and class action claims.
  • Secured a more than $30 million arbitration award on behalf of nonprofit charitable foundation in breach of fiduciary duty matter.
  • Defended national cable company against a right of publicity claim for alleged use of actress’s image in a commercial.
  • Conducted comprehensive document review of employee emails on behalf of large talent agency in connection with termination counseling.

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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
    J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Northwestern University
    M.S., 2001
  • University of Florida
    B.S., 2000

Services

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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