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Jennifer A. Youpa litigates on behalf of management, often in the retail and construction industries, in connection with all types of employment disputes, including discrimination and harassment claims based upon:

  • Title VII
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Texas Labor Code
  • Numerous state statutes

She frequently appears in federal and state courts and has significant experience mediating high stakes matters. She also handles the defense and audits of Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions and practices.

In addition, Jennifer has experience advising and counseling corporate executives to provide strategic guidance regarding high profile employment matters and to conduct investigations on a variety of topics, including:

  • Sexual harassment and other discrimination and harassment claims and investigations
  • Employment and investigations training
  • Compliance and ethics
  • Reductions-in-force
  • Unlawful harassment

Jennifer has given numerous presentations and speeches on a variety of employment-related topics, including unlawful harassment and other forms of discrimination, conducting lawful investigations, reductions-in-force, and litigation avoidance. She serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is former co-chair of the Corporate Compliance and Ethics practice group.

Previously, Jennifer worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company. In law school, she was a member of the Texas Law Review.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Dallas Bar Association


State Bar of Texas


Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Pro Bono Employment Counsel

Communities in Schools

Pro Bono Employment Counsel

Bryan's House


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®



American Bar Association

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Named, Top Rated Lawyers

The Texas Lawyer


Recipient, Outstanding Labor Law Student Award

News, Analysis & Press

Common Issues, Common Cause


June 28, 2021

The "Bring Your Own Device" to Work Movement

Littler Report

May 10, 2012

Speaking Engagements

2023 Midwest Regional Employer Conference

Minneapolis, MN

November 9, 2023

2022 Kansas City Regional Employer Conference

Kansas City, MO

July 28, 2022

Conducting Lawful Investigations in the Evolving Workplace

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 4, 2022

2020 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2021

January 21, 2021

Conducting Investigations in a Virtual World

October 15, 2020

Restructuring Your Workforce: Proactive Planning to Safeguard Your Business

June 15, 2020

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Managing the Challenges That Arise When the Employment Relationship Ends

Dallas, TX

March 5, 2020

2019 Dallas Regional Employer Conference

Dallas, TX

July 18, 2019

Step into the Littler Lab: Conducting Lawful Investigations in the Wake of #MeToo

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2018

Step into the Littler Lab: Conducting Lawful Investigations in the Wake of #MeToo

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2018

Sexual Harassment 2.0: Considering New Workplace Solutions for an Old Problem

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 2, 2018

Conducting Efficient, Effective, and Lawful Workplace Investigations

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 12, 2017

The Employee From Hell

Austin, TX

November 9, 2016

2015 Employment Law Update

Dallas, TX

June 11, 2015

Employee From Hell

Association of Corporate Counsel, Dallas - Fort Worth Chapter

August 7, 2013

Insiders and Outlaws—The High Stakes World of Whistleblowing

The 2013 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 8, 2013

Defusing the Potential Explosion: Practical Approaches to Disarming Employment Law Time Bombs in Your Workplace

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

Assess Systems and Littler present: Employee Selection, Development, and Performance Management

April 16, 2010


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1985With High Honors
  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1981With High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado