With more than 20 years of experience practicing labor and employment law, Jennifer Robinson has been the lead defense attorney in nearly 40 wage and hour class and/or collective actions involving:  

  • Claims of misclassification
  • Overtime and minimum wage violations
  • Missed meal and rest breaks
  • California’s Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”)

Jennifer counsels, trains, and conducts audits for clients to ensure compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws. In addition to her wage and hour practice, she defends employers in single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and failure to accommodate. She works with a wide range of industries, including, but not limited to:

  • Food and beverage manufacturing and distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Financial institutions
  • Hospitality
  • Retail

Jennifer is a frequent speaker and regularly published author on various labor and employment topics, and is also an ongoing contributor to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Appetite for Nashville” restaurant reviewer column.

Jennifer serves as the office managing shareholder for the Nashville office. Prior to joining Littler, Jennifer was a partner at a full-service firm in Nashville. She also worked as an attorney in San Francisco for nearly a decade.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association


Labor and Employment Section

State Bar of California


Tennessee Bar Association


Lawyers' Association for Women


Nashville Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

Alignment Nashville

Founder and Co-Chair

Fulcrum Society

YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee


USA Triathlon


Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA


Named, Best of the Bar

Nashville Business Journal


Named, In Charge – Legal

Nashville Post Magazine


News, Analysis & Press

Attorney of the Month: An Appetite for the Law

Attorney at Law Magazine

October 19, 2016

A Nashville Attorney on the Legal Perils of Flexible Work Arrangements

Nashville Business Journal

September 6, 2016

Employers, Enjoy Your Holiday Cheer, Then Start Preparing for Change

Nashville Business Journal

December 23, 2015

The Boss: Jen Robinson, Littler Mendelson PC

Nashville Business Journal

November 20, 2015

How 1,460 Days Will Change Us

Nashville Business Journal

November 6, 2015

How will proposed overtime exemption revisions affect you?

Nashville Business Journal

July 7, 2015

It’s about more than naughty behavior at the holiday party now

Nashville Business Journal

December 19, 2014

Luring national firms to Nashville

Nashville Business Journal

January 31, 2014

Looking back at this summer's big Supreme Court win for employers

Nashville Business Journal

September 27, 2013

They're here to steal your business

Nashville Business Journal

September 20, 2013

Expect to see more discrimination and wage-and-hour lawsuits

Nashville Business Journal

July 25, 2013

Workplace rulings split U.S. Supreme Court

The Tennessean

June 25, 2013

Speaking Engagements

Food and Beverage Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

How to Juggle While Balancing: What You Can Do to Create a More Lifestyle-Friendly Environment

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference

May 4, 2016

Love Them or Lose Them: Employee Retention Tools

SEAMS Fall 2015 Conference, Nashville, TN

October 29-31, 2015

2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015

Addressing Human Resources Issues in Home Care

2015 Financial Management Conference - National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Nashville, TN

June 28, 2015

How to Keep Your CEO Out of Jail

Nashville, TN

November 18, 2013

ADA Accommodations

Nashville, TN

October 24, 2013

10 Common Wage & Hour Mistakes and What To Do With Them

Wage and Hour Update, and Nashville Office Open House

Littler Mendelson, Nashville, TN

February 28, 2013

The Toxic Employee

Nashville, TN

May 3, 2012


  • 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