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Jessica Golden Cortes

Jessica Golden Cortes

Davis & Gilbert LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jessica Golden Cortes is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. Ms. Cortes regularly counsels clients and actively litigates on their behalf in all aspects of employment law. Representative counseling services include:

  • Advising clients on:- Hiring, terminations and reductions in force- Restrictive covenants - Wage and hour issues - Federal and state family and medical leave laws
  • Giving employee and manager trainings to clients nationwide in such areas as: respect in the workplace, social media in employment, and confidentiality obligations
  • Conducting internal company investigations of discrimination complaints
  • Drafting employment policies, handbooks and employment and separation agreements.

In addition, Ms. Cortes represents employers in federal and state courts, federal, state and local administrative agencies and in arbitrations and mediations nationwide in the discrimination, retaliation, failure to hire, and wage and hour matters, and in breach of contract disputes arising primarily from alleged breaches of continuing post-employment obligations and for cause terminations.  She has successfully defended several of the firm’s clients against charges of discrimination before the EEOC and state and local agencies in states such as New York, Connecticut, California, Ohio, Arizona, Texas and Michigan.

Ms. Cortes has been recognized as a leading lawyer for labor & employment law for five consecutive years by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012-2016). She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of labor and employment: workplace and employment counseling area for five consecutive years (2013-2017). In addition, she has been selected as a Rising Star by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2013-2016) and as a winner in the Esquire Industry Practice category for SmartCEO’s 2015 CPA & ESQ Awards. Before joining Davis & Gilbert, Ms. Cortes was a litigation attorney at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

Jessica Golden Cortes is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Internal Investigations Basics and Best Practices - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Key Strategies for Effective Internal Investigations - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Key Strategies for Effective Internal Investigations - Key Strategies for Effective Internal Investigations, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Key Strategies for Effective Internal Investigations - Key Strategies for Effective Internal Investigations, Monday, October 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY
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