Overview

Jen Robinson has a depth of legal experience that includes multiple victories for clients in court as well as high-level investigations of senior leadership and C-suite executives. From preventive counseling to high-stakes class or collective action lawsuits, Jen represents and advises employers who are faced with a wide range of labor and employment law challenges. She has successfully handled business-critical litigation crucial to her clients' businesses, and her practical advice, creative legal solutions, and cordial disposition have garnered her the praise of clients and unexpected appreciation from opposing attorneys. Jen works with a variety of industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, and entertainment.

Alongside her roles in litigation, investigation, and counseling work, Jen has contributed significantly to the expansion of the Nashville office's footprint across the state. She established the Nashville office, and for ten years served as the office managing shareholder. Jen is frequently cited in the media as an authority on labor and employment issues and is routinely recognized as a business leader in the community.

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 member and volunteer for her church and 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. She is also a member of the Breakfast Club of Nashville.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association

Member

Tennessee Bar Association

Member

Nashville Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Section

State Bar of California

Member

Breakfast Club of Nashville

Co-Founder and Former Co-Chair

Fulcrum Society

YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America®

Litigation - Labor and Employment

2017, 2019-2024

Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA

2011-2024

Named, Women of Influence

Nashville Business Journal

2017

Named, In Charge – Legal

Nashville Post Magazine

2016-2018, 2021

Named, Best of the Bar

Nashville Business Journal

2011-2015, 2021, 2023

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

#TimesUp

Today's General Counsel

March 22, 2018

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Tennessee
California

Courts

  • 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