Overview

Jennifer L. Taiwo represents employers in all of areas of employment litigation. Her practice focuses on representing employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies in litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, independent contractor misclassification, breach of contract, and breaches of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements. Jennifer’s experience spans the litigation process from conducting early litigation risk assessments to negotiating favorable settlements, trials, and arguing appeals.

Jennifer also counsels employers on a range of employment issues including compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws; personnel policies, procedures, and handbooks; and workplace privacy matters.

Prior to joining Littler, Jennifer was an associate at an international law firm where her practice focused on complex commercial and product liability litigation and government investigations. She also served as law clerk to the Hon. Petrese B. Tucker in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

During law school, Jennifer was an executive board member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a regional champion of the American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy Competition. She was also the notes and comments editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Federal Bar Council, Inn of Court

2011-Present

Member

New York City Bar Association

2013-Present

Member

Metropolitan Black Bar Association

2014-Present

Member

Association of Black Women Attorneys

2012-Present; Board of Directors and Programming Co-Chair 2013-2016

Recognition

Recipient

Judge Doris A. Thompson and Judge Edward Thompson Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

Recipient

Gwen J. Greenberg Prize for Commitment to the Law School and Loyalty to Alumni

News, Analysis & Press

Practice Tip: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Former Employees

Legal Journal Newsletters

October 1, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2008
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 2005

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York