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

  • Claims of misclassification
  • Overtime and minimum wage violations
  • Missed meal and rest breaks

Jennifer also conducts high-level workplace investigations for clients and often follows up with appropriate training, as needed. In addition, 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 
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment

Jennifer co-chairs Littler's Hospitality Industry Group and 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 California 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

Co-Founder and Former Co-Chair

Fulcrum Society

YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee


Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA


Named, Women of Influence

Nashville Business Journal


Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

Litigation - Labor and Employment

2017, 2019-2020

Named, Best of the Bar

Nashville Business Journal


Named, In Charge – Legal

Nashville Post Magazine


News, Analysis & Press

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

Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations

Middle Tennessee SHRM HR Workshop, Nashville, TN

June 19, 2018

2018 General Session

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

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

The Wage and Hour Feeding Frenzy: Current Legal Issues in the Food and Beverage Industry

October 25, 2016

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


  • 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