As lead defense attorney in dozens of complex class action lawsuits, Jen Robinson has favorably resolved business-critical litigation for her clients. Her insightful guidance, legal solutions and amicable demeanor have earned distinctive praise from clients and unexpected admiration from opposing counsel.

Jen’s extensive legal experience includes numerous courtroom achievements on behalf of employers, as well as high-level investigations of supervisors, managers and C-suite employees. She works with a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, hospitality, retail, and healthcare.

Beyond her litigation, investigation, and advisory capacities, Jen has been instrumental in the growth of the Nashville office and establishing its presence throughout the state. She is regularly recognized as a business leader in the community and frequently quoted in the press as an authority on labor and employment matters.

Jen devotes considerable time to mentoring young people. She serves as an advocate in Littler’s award-winning Career Advocacy Program (CAP), a mentorship and career development program started by the firm for diverse and woman attorneys. She is also deeply dedicated to mentoring attorneys in her local office.

Committed to giving back to her community, Jen has been a longtime volunteer for Nashville’s Room in the Inn, an adult homeless program in which local places of worship provide shelter, clothing and meals for men and women during the winter months. She helps cook hot meals, prepare beds and maintain a closet of clothes and other basic provisions. She also co-founded the Fulcrum Society of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, which supports girls and women through a variety of services.

Several years ago, Jen accepted a client’s challenge of completing a triathlon. Not only did she finish, she has done seven more triathlons and two half marathons. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association


Tennessee Bar Association


Nashville Bar Association


Labor and Employment Section

State Bar of California

Co-Founder and Former Co-Chair

Fulcrum Society

YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®

Litigation - Labor and Employment

2017, 2019-2023

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA


Named, Women of Influence

Nashville Business Journal


Named, In Charge – Legal

Nashville Post Magazine

2016-2018, 2021

Named, Best of the Bar

Nashville Business Journal


News, Analysis & Press

Nashville leaders share steps for a diverse and inclusive workplace

Nashville Business Journal

November 9, 2020

New survey provides guidance for bringing employees back to work

Nashville Business Journal

August 17, 2020

What’s Hair Got To Do With It? An Update on the Crown Act

HR Professional Magazine

April 1, 2020

More fallout in the workplace from the #MeToo movement

Nashville Business Journal

August 2, 2019

A Nashville Attorney's Guide to Mentorship

Nashville Business Journal

February 22, 2019

Boosting Diversity Through Mentorship

Nashville Bar Journal

August 13, 2018


Today's General Counsel

March 22, 2018

Women of Influence: Jen Robinson, Littler Mendelson PC

Nashville Business Journal

August 29, 2017

Practice Respect: The Simple Rule of Thumb on Religious Accommodation

Nashville Business Journal

February 6, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Lead Loudly: Female Leaders in the Workplace

March of Dimes TN Facebook Live

November 18, 2020

What to Expect? Considerations for Hospitality Employers Under the Next Administration

November 10, 2020

Diversity at Work: Fortifying Your Inclusion Efforts in the Current Climate

ACC Tennessee

August 12, 2020

Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations Roundtable

Nashville, TN

October 4, 2019

Hospitality Industry Roundtable

2019 Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 8, 2019

None of Your Business? Discrimination and Leave Compliance Issues When Managing Employees with Substance Addictions

Nashville, TN

September 13, 2018

Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations

Middle Tennessee SHRM HR Workshop, Nashville, TN

June 19, 2018

General Session: The Littler Report

2018 Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 3, 2018

Pay Equity Compliance: How to Advise Your C-Suite and Safeguard Your Company

Association of Corporate Counsel Tennessee Chapter, Nashville

March 8, 2018

From Harvey Weinstein to [Insert Name Here]: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and What to Do When Claims are Made

Nashville, TN

January 25, 2018


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
  • B.A., University of Virginia

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California