Jaclyn R. Giffen represents employers with respect to high profile or high-risk matters spanning all aspects of employment and labor 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, including healthcare, manufacturing, and telecommunications, and has extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local discrimination laws.

Jaclyn also speaks regularly before client and other audiences regarding a myriad of employment issues from FMLA and ADA concerns, to retaliation issues, to recently enacted, and frequently evolving, COVID-19 state and county requirements. Jaclyn supports her clients by creating partnerships and providing excellent, innovative, and timely service.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Michigan


Federal Bar Association


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA


News, Analysis & Press

Michigan OSHA Adopts COVID-19 Emergency Rule

SHRM Online

October 22, 2020

Speaking Engagements

Challenges Created by Remote Work and the Wandering Worker

Littler and ACC Michigan Webinar

June 17, 2021

Littler Roundtable: Preparing the Workplace and Workforce for the “Return to Work”

Detroit, MI

May 26, 2021

A COVID-19 Storm is Brewing: How Employers Respond Mandates When Whistleblowers Threaten

August 18, 2020

The Next Normal: Has COVID-19 Forever Changed Workplaces and Our Approach to Work?

July 21, 2020

Return to Work in Michigan – Managing the Next Phase of the Pandemic

June 1, 2020

What Managers Can Do to Mitigate Litigation Risk (And What You Can Do to Help Them)

Detroit, MI

May 22, 2019

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