Overview

Jennifer Swain has represented management in employment matters for more than 25 years. Her practice includes litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitrators, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other state and federal agencies. Jennifer also has experience handling class and systemic cases with the EEOC.

Additionally, 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.

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

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2018-2019

Named, Top Women Attorneys

B-Metro Magazine

2015-2018

Named, Top Lawyers

B-Metro Magazine

2017-2018

Speaking Engagements

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Supreme Court and 11th Circuit Update

Panel Discussion, Annual Meeting of the Labor & Employment Law Section – Alabama Bar Association

2018

Sailing Through the Arbitration Waters – What Floats and What Sinks

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

2015

Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Mediation

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

2013

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

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