Overview

Jennifer F. Swain represents management in a broad range of employment matters, including litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitrators, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and numerous other state and federal agencies.

Jennifer regularly advises employers on issues relating to compliance with various employment discrimination statutes, rules and regulations and counsels employers on day-to-day personnel issues. She also assists employers with the development, drafting, implementation and enforcement of workplace policies and procedures, including mandatory arbitration programs.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Alabama Bar Association

Member

Women's Section

Birmingham Bar Association

Trustee, Board of Directors

Creative Montessori School

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2018-2019

Speaking Engagements

Plenty of Jobs at the Hotel Coronado: We Can Use You Here, If Your Record’s Clear

Panel Discussion, Mid-Winter Meeting, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee - American Bar Association

2010

As Twisted As Mangrove Forest: Sorting Through Coverage Complexities in Employment Matters

Panel Discussion, Mid-Winter Meeting, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee - American Bar Association

2009

Employment Practices Liability Insurance: Ethical Issues When the Defendant Isn't Paying

Panel Discussion, Mid-Winter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee - American Bar Association

2009

Strong Foundations Build Strong Cases

Panel Discussion, Mid-Winter Meeting, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee - American Bar Association

2007

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Mid-Winter Meeting, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee - American Bar Association

2006

The Basics: Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Annual Meeting - American Bar Association

2005-2006

Annual Corporate Check Up: Five Steps to a Healthy and Prosperous Year - Avoid Claims of Employment Discrimination and Harassment

Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce

2002

Reductions in Force

Society for Human Resource Management, Northwest Alabama Chapter

2002

Privacy in the Workplace: E-mail, Voice Mail, and Other Electronically Stored Information

Society for Human Resource Management, Northwest Alabama Chapter

2002

Setting up and Managing a Program in Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act

Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management

2001

Time Off In Alabama: State and Federal Laws On Employee Leave, Vacations and Holidays

2000

Education

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1994cum laude
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1989cum laude

Bar Admission

Alabama

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama