Jaclyn R. Giffen represents employers with respect to high profile or high-risk matters spanning all aspects of employment law including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, and wrongful termination claims. Jaclyn successfully minimizes risk for her clients and resolves matters through both pre-litigation strategy and litigation. Jaclyn represents a variety of clients in a range of industries and has extensive knowledge of both federal and state discrimination laws.

Jaclyn speaks regularly before client and other audiences regarding a myriad of employment issues from FMLA and ADA concerns, to retaliation issues, to recently enacted COVID-19 state and county requirements.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Michigan


Federal Bar Association


Oakland County Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

Michigan OSHA Adopts COVID-19 Emergency Rule

SHRM Online

October 22, 2020

Speaking Engagements

44th Annual ICLE Labor & Employment Law Institute: The Year in Review for Human Resources Professionals (FMLA)

Detroit, MI

April 11, 2019

New Developments on the FMLA and ADA: Keeping Your Company Out of the Headlines

Detroit, MI

September 24, 2015


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2011
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2007

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio