Overview

Jessica F. Pizzutelli represents management in all phases of employment law, in a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, insurance and hospitality. She has represented employers in state and federal court, and before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York Department of Labor and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

In addition, Jessica has extensive experience in noncompetition and trade secret disputes, including in cases involving emergency and injunctive relief. She also dedicates approximately half of her practice to representing employers in collective, class and hybrid actions brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws. She provides advice and counseling on a broad range of employment issues, including drafting hiring and separation agreements, confidentiality policies and restrictive covenants. She also has experience preparing employers for and defending against governmental agency audits and investigations. Jessica has substantial experience in all aspects of complex commercial civil litigation and arbitration.

Prior to joining Littler, Jessica practiced for five years with a law firm in Boston where she represented national and international insurance and reinsurance companies in state and federal court, and in arbitrations. She also was a special assistant district attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston.    

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Employment Law Legal Update

Monroe County Job Service Employer Committee Seminar, Rochester, NY

October 24, 2018

Creative Approaches for Handling ADA and FMLA Issues in the Workplace: Actions You May Not Know You Can Take

Fairport, NY

September 12, 2017

Drilling Down on Hydrofracking

Advisen Webinar

April 1, 2014

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, 2008cum laude
  • B.A., Colby College, 2005magna cum laude

Bar Admission

New York
Massachusetts

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit