Jennie Woltz represents and counsels employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, including:

  • Compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws
  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Wage and hour class action litigation
  • Employment contracts and separation agreements
  • Restrictive covenants and related litigation
  • Discrimination and other employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings under federal and state law
  • Breach of contract and wrongful termination
  • Unemployment insurance eligibility and related disputes

Jennie’s practice focuses on single plaintiff employment litigation in state and federal court and administrative proceedings before the New York State Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights. In addition to her litigation practice, she provides counseling to clients on a wide range of employment matters, including the preparation and review of employee manuals and policies, the protection of confidential information and trade secrets, litigation avoidance, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, and unemployment insurance eligibility issues. She is the author of various articles on employment-related topics.

Prior to joining Littler, Jennie was an associate in the litigation and arbitration group at a large New York law firm for almost five years. She gained experience in a broad array of complex commercial litigation matters involving government investigations, federal securities laws, corporate governance disputes, and insurance and contractual disputes. During law school, she served as an associate editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal and a member of the Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Competition Team. At the Unemployment Action Center (UAC), Jennie represented unemployment insurance benefits claimants at administrative hearings before the New York State Department of Labor. She ultimately became UAC’s co-chair and managed operations at seven UAC chapter schools throughout New York City.


Recipient, Pro Bono Publico Award

Legal Aid Society


Recipient, Empire State Counsel Award

New York State Bar Association


Recipient, Neil Kaplan Award

Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Competition


Recipient, Parchomovsky-Siegelman Student Graduation Prize

Fordham University School of Law


Publications & Press

What You Need to Know about New York Earned Sick Time Act

Discover Flatiron, Online Newsletter

July 24, 2013

Fourth Circuit Aligns with Second Circuit: “Purposeful” Standard of Mens Rea Required Under Alien Tort Statute

Client Alert

September 29, 2011

S.D.N.Y. Holds Electronically Stored Information Produced Pursuant to FOIA Must Contain Metadata, Load Files

Client Alert

February 17, 2011

Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Jury Instructions With Respect to Conscious Avoidance Doctrine

Client Alert

July 13, 2010

Iqbal Decision Having Significant Impact on Pleading Standards in Federal Court

Client Alert

August 25, 2009

The Economics of Cultural Misrepresentation: How Should the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 Be Marketed?

17 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal 443


Speaking Engagements

How to Legally Employ Your Nanny

Bowery Babes

July 22, 2015

Implications of the ‘Plausibility’ Standard in Post-Iqbal Federal Pleadings

Firm Presentation, New York, NY

June 23, 2010


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2004 magna cum laude

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey